Epigonus oligolepis Mayer, 1974
photo by Okamoto, M.

Family:  Epigonidae (Deepwater cardinalfishes)
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 380 - 660 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10. Large scales. Lacks an opercular spine. No enlarged teeth on the lower jaw symphysis (Ref. 31632).
Biology:  A mesobenthic-pelagic species living mainly above the bottom (Ref. 31632).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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