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Chiasmodon microcephalus  Norman, 1929

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chiasmodontidae (Snaketooth fishes)
Etymology: Chiasmodon: Name from the Greek 'chiasmos' which means diagonally arranged, and 'odous' for tooth or teeth..   More on author: Norman.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 150 - 2500 m (Ref. 82429).   Deep-water; 32°S - 54°S (Ref. 82429)

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Circumglobal in the southern parts of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific, and the Southern Ocean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82429)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in the meso- to bathypelagic zones (Ref. 82429).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Paxton, John | Collaborators

Melo, M.R.S., 2009. Revision of the genus Chiasmodon (Acanthomorpha: Chiasmodontidae), with description of two new species. Copeia 2009(3):583-608. (Ref. 82429)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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