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Argyropelecus sladeni

(Argyropelecus sladeni)

Description

Argyropelecus sladeni (Sladen's hatchetfish) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Sternoptychidae, found in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. This small fish lives in the mesopelagic zone by day and makes a daily vertical migration to the epipelagic zone at night.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Stomiiformes
Family:Sternoptychidae
Genus:Argyropelecus
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