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Himantolophus compressus

(Himantolophus compressus)

Description

Himantolophus compressus is a species of footballfish, a type of anglerfish. The fish is bathypelagic and non-migratory; it can be found in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Madeira and southern Portugal. The species is known only from the holotype, now lost. The specimen had a length of 130 mm.

Taxonomic tree:

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