Bathypterois guentheri Alcock, 1889
Tribute spiderfish
photo by Reyes, R.B.

Family:  Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes), subfamily: Ipnopinae
Max. size:  26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 800 - 1500 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: off the east coast of Africa (22°-33°S) to the northeast Indian Ocean and southern Japan (Ref. 559).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Head bluish black below and laterally, light above; gill covers and thoracic region dark (Ref. 5320). Body whitish with 2 dark bands (Ref. 5320). Fins black except for caudal which is black basally, white distally (Ref. 5320).
Biology:  Synchronously hermaphroditic.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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