Bathystethus cultratus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Grey knifefish
Bathystethus cultratus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Scorpididae (Halfmoons)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific.
Biology:  A plankton-picking species completely lacking teeth, they live in surface layers, rarely leaving the upper few meters of water, swimming rapidly and continuously (Ref. 30464).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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