Linophryne polypogon Regan, 1925
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Family:  Linophrynidae (Leftvents)
Max. size:  4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 1055 - 1295 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: off Madeira.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 3-3; Anal soft rays: 3-3. Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: escal bulb lacking distal prolongation; 2 distal filaments and a series of 5-8 branched filaments on each side; absence of anterior and posterior escal appendages; barbel divided at base into tiny filaments and single distal photophore; caudal peduncle with concentration of subdermal melanophores (Ref. 86949).
Biology:  Only 1 female known. Males unknown (Ref. 13578).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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