Akarotaxis nudiceps (Waite, 1916)
Akarotaxis nudiceps
photo by Busson, F.

Family:  Bathydraconidae (Antarctic dragonfishes), subfamily: Bathydraconinae
Max. size:  13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 371 - 915 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: Antarctic continental shelf and west of Adelaide Island at the Antarctic Peninsula.
Biology:  Spawning may take place during middle to late summer. Distinguished from all other bathydraconid species by the short tubular section of the upper lateral line and the absence of the coronal pore.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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