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Dibranchus sparsus  (Garman, 1899)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Dibranchus: Greek, di = two + Greek, brangchia = gills (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 443 - 528 m (Ref. 40826).   Deep-water

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Eastern Pacific: off Gulf of Panama and Peru.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40826)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 4; Vertebrae: 19 - 20. A very small species with entire body with simple, very small, and thickly distributed tubercles. Cephalic lateral-line counts: subopercular usually 6, (5-7); preopercular, 2. Tail lateral-line counts 9-14. Subopercular spines small, inconspicuous. Paired fins moderate length, relatively stout (Ref. 40826).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Bradbury, M.G., 1999. A review of the fish genus Dibranchus with descriptions of new species and a new genus, Solocisquama (Lophiiformes, Ogcocephalidae). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(5):259-310. (Ref. 40826)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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