Saccopharynx lavenbergi Nielsen & Bertelsen, 1985
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Family:  Saccopharyngidae (Swallowers)
Max. size:  78 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 2000 - 3000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: ranges from northern California, USA to Peru.
Biology:  Generally caught in midwater (Ref. 35599). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and leptocephalus larvae (Ref. 35599). Degenerative changes in males and females suggest semelparity (Ref. 35599).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.09.00
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 31.01.22

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