Talismania okinawensis Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984

Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  27 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 1000 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: known only from the Ryukyu Trough.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-24; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 21-23. Closely resembles T. filamentosa but differs in having a wider interorbital space (more than 75% of snout) and fewer vertebrae (less than 50). Reaches 27 cm SL.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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