Ipnops agassizii Garman, 1899
Grideye fish
photo by Reyes, R.B.

Family:  Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes), subfamily: Ipnopinae
Max. size:  14.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1392 - 4163 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Mid-Atlantic Ridge at latitudes of 5°- 6°N and off Namibia. Elsewhere, widely scattered localities in the Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 15-19. Head black, body dark.
Biology:  Abyssobenthic on the lower slope and rise. Largest eggs ca 0.8 mm; fecundity is low with ca 85-300 eggs per clutch. Eyes are particularly modified into flat lenseless plaques as in Ipnops murrayi.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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