Megacataetyx niki (Cohen, 1981)
photo by SFSA

Family:  Bythitidae (Livebearing brotulas)
Max. size:  64 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1000 - 1100 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: off the Cape in South Africa (Ref. 6610). Southwest Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 91-95; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 69-77
Biology:  A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Rare species (Ref. 34024). Taken in a bottom trawl (Ref. 34024).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.03.96
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 14.02.21
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 14.02.21

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