Polyipnus spinosus Günther, 1887
Spiny hatchetfish
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Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 500 m
Distribution:  Western Cental Pacific: Celebes and Halmahera seas and the Philippines. South China Sea, East China Sea, and the water near Taiwan (Ref.74511).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal soft rays: 15-17
Biology:  Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 July 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.03.93
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 28.08.08

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