Hoplostethus mento (Garman, 1899)
Slimy head
photo by Robertson, R.

 Family:  Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads)
 Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Bay of Panama to Valparaiso, Chile.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Max. length (Johnny Labbe, pers. comm., 2000).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 13.11.95
 Modified by: Atanacio, Rachel C. - 27.07.04

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