Danaphos oculatus (Garman, 1899)
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Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Maurolicinae
Max. size:  5.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 183 - 914 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific. Northeast Pacific: British Columbia, Canada to southern California, USA (Ref. 265). Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 9068).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 23-26; Vertebrae: 38-40. Branchiostegal rays: 9-10.
Biology:  Mesopelagic at 400-650 m (Ref. 58302). Usually found 360 m or more beneath the surface (Ref. 4525). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 35838). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 July 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 17.11.14

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