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Himantolophus melanolophus

(Himantolophus melanolophus)

Description

Himantolophus melanolophus is a species of footballfish, a type of anglerfish. The fish is bathypelagic and has been found at depths ranging from 360 to 880 metres (1,180 to 2,890 ft). It is endemic to the west central Atlantic Ocean.

Taxonomic tree:

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