Lestidiops similis (Ege, 1933)
photo by SFSA

 Family:  Paralepididae (Barracudinas)
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic
 Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: in tropical and temperate waters.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 28-30. Body pale with a greyish dorsal band (Ref. 4056).
 Biology:  Epipelagic to bathypelagic (Ref. 4056).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.02.96
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.12.96
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.12.96

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