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Himantolophus brevirostris

(Himantolophus brevirostris)

Description

Himantolophus brevirostris is a species of footballfish, a type of anglerfish. The fish is bathypelagic and can be found as deep as 3,000 metres (9,800 ft). It is endemic to the north Atlantic Ocean. So far, only males of the species have been found.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Lophiiformes
Family:Himantolophidae
Genus:Himantolophus
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