Polyipnus aquavitus Baird, 1971
Aquavit hatchetfish

Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Max. size:  3.53 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 120 - 1244 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Australia, New Zealand (Ref. 7300) and Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6771). South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Biology:  Mesopelagic species (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 July 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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