Alepocephalus agassizii Goode & Bean, 1883
Agassiz' slickhead
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  123 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 600 - 2500 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Iceland and Greenland, west of British Isles, Morocco south to Mauritania. Western Atlantic: Davis Strait south to Honduras.
Biology:  Bathypelagic (Ref. 58426). Found over sand and clay bottoms. Gregarious. Feeds mostly ctenophores, but also crustaceans, echinoderms and polychaetes (Ref. 4460).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 July 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 07.03.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 24.02.16
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 05.05.94

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