Bathyprion danae Marshall, 1966
Fangtooth smooth-head
Bathyprion danae
photo by Dolgov, A.

Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  38 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 100 - 3200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Namibia (21°43'S to 27°14'S). Elsewhere, North Atlantic (55°43'N to 42°56'N) and western Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-27; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 24-27. Pelvic fins with a splint bone.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 July 2012 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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