Maurolicus mucronatus Klunzinger, 1871
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Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Maurolicinae
Max. size:  3.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 30-32. AC photophores 22-26, usually 23-24. Head 31-34% SL, eye 10.5-12% SL, upper jaw 17-19% SL, maximum body depth at pectoral fin base 24-26. Stomach and hind portion of intestine not pigmented (Ref. 26775).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 July 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.02.99
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 09.09.21

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