Bathophilus digitatus (Welsh, 1923)
Bathophilus digitatus
photo by SFSA

 Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Melanostomiinae
 Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 75 - 550 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: off Gibraltar, from Madeira to Sierra Leone; off South Africa (Ref. 4740). Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas, Cuba to the Lesser Antilles. Also, Indian and Pacific Oceans.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 14-14
 Biology:  Mesopelagic species (Ref. 4468). Also Ref. 58302.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.07.94
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 14.06.07
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 25.07.94

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