Halosaurus pectoralis McCulloch, 1926
Australian halosaur
Halosaurus pectoralis
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Halosauridae (Halosaurs)
Max. size:  68 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 600 - 1270 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13. Body white pinkish or pink, head lighter colored.
Biology:  A temperate species (Ref. 7300) occurring on the continental slope (Ref. 9563, 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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