Talismania longifilis (Brauer, 1902)
Longtail slickhead
Talismania longifilis
photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  46.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 750 - 1550 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Western Sahara south to Angola. Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique Ridge (Ref. 2711), Great Australian Bight and Shoalhaven Bight, N.S.W (Ref. 7300).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-25; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 19-25
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 July 2012 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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