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Bathypterois longifilis  Günther, 1878

Feeler fish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes)
Etymology: Bathypterois: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, pterois = with wings (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 500 - 5000 m (Ref. 30464), usually 1000 - 1500 m (Ref. 30464).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 28°S -

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Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30464)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental slope on soft mud bottoms; deep-sea bottom photographs have shown triple trails made by 'walking' on their pelvic fins and lower tail fin lobe (Ref. 30464). Feeds on small crustaceans and squids (Ref. 5755).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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