Alepocephalus triangularis Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
Triangulate slickhead
尖吻平头鱼,  尖吻平頭魚
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Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1000 - 1140 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: reported from Ryukyu Trough, China and Australia (Western Australia).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 18-21. Pored scales in lateral line fewer than 60. Frontal bone flat above the eye, not forming a ridge. Snout not spatulate, but pointed anteriorly, shorter than 1.5 times orbit diameter. Palatine teeth minute.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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