Bathylagoides argyrogaster (Norman, 1930)
Silver deepsea smelt
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Family:  Bathylagidae (Deep-sea smelts)
Max. size:  11 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range - 125 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia (Ref. 5978). Also known in tropical Atlantic.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 15-16. Deep body, evenly narrowed toward the end of caudal peduncle. Maximum depth slightly about level of pectoral fin base for 2.37-8.15 cm specimens. Caudal peduncle short and narrow. Pectorals short, not reaching origin of dorsal fin. Radial pattern on operculum present. Gill rakers on the inner surface of epibranchial of first gill arch (Ref. 33679).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 July 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 07.03.94
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 22.08.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 27.08.94

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