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Harpadon translucens

(Harpadon translucens)

Description

Harpadon translucens (glassy Bombay duck) is a species of lizardfish that lives in the mainly in the Indo-West Pacific. The glassy Bombay duck is known to be found in estuaries with a mix of salt and fresh waters. The glassy Bombay duck is found at a demersal depth range of about 1 – 75 m. This species is native to a tropical climate. The maximum recorded length of the glassy Bombay duck as an unsexed male is about 70 cm (28 in) in length. It is commonly found in the areas of Indo-West Pacific, Arafura Sea, northwestern Australia, and Papua New Guinea. This species is known to occupy bays and estuaries. Another common name for this species is the ghost grinner.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Aulopiformes
Family:Synodontidae
Genus:Harpadon
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