Barbantus curvifrons (Roule & Angel, 1931)
Palebelly searsid
photo by Dolgov, A.

Family:  Platytroctidae (Tubeshoulders)
Max. size:  13.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 4500 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay southward to Angola, including the Gulf of Guinea. Indian Ocean: tropical waters. Western Pacific: including the South China Sea. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California (Ref. 6682) and Chile (Ref. 9068).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 May 2012 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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