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Polyipnus spinosus

(Polyipnus spinosus)

Description

Polyipnus spinosus, commonly known as the spiny hatchetfish, is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Sternoptychidae. It occurs in deep water in the western central Pacific Ocean, at depths down to about 500 metres (1,600 ft).

Taxonomic tree:

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