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Bathypterois dubius

(Bathypterois dubius)

Description

The Mediterranean spiderfish, Bathypterois dubius, a lizardfish of the family Ipnopidae, is found in the Eastern Atlantic, as well as the Mediterranean and northwest Atlantic. Like other species in its family, the Mediterranean spiderfish is hermaphroditic. It is solitary in nature and feeds on mysids and copepods. It reaches a length of 20.5 centimetres (8.1 in) SL.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Aulopiformes
Family:Ipnopidae
Genus:Bathypterois
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