Saccopharynx berteli Tighe & Nielsen, 2000
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Family:  Saccopharyngidae (Swallowers)
Max. size:  89.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 1100 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean.
Diagnosis:  Saccopharynx berteli differs from all other species by the anterior position of the origin of the dorsal and anal fins (predorsal length 9.3 % and preanal length 11.5 % of TL); origin of "white lines" closer to snout than to pectoral fins; caudal organ slender and simple; nine body filaments longer than 1.5 mm and no isolated spots of photogenic tissue in front of caudal region; dorsal fin rays 235+; anal fin rays 257+ (Ref. 36344).
Biology:  This species was caught in an open IKMT between 1100 meters and the surface (Ref. 36344).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 13 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 27.02.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 30.06.08

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