Champsodon guentheri Regan, 1908
G√ľnther's sabre-gills
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

 Family:  Champsodontidae (Crocodile toothfishes)
 Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 210 - 1020 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan to Australia (Western Australia and Queensland).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-23; Anal soft rays: 16-21; Vertebrae: 29-33. Ventral margin of pupil smooth, not indented by tab of iris. Maxilla not extending beyond posterior margin of eye. Premaxilla not notched lateral to symphysis. Region between pectoral- and pelvic-fin bases naked (Ref 12850).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 31.05.94
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.10.00
 Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.06.99

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