Kali macrura (Parr, 1933)
Kali macrura
photo by SFSA

Family:  Chiasmodontidae (Snaketooth fishes)
Max. size:  12.31 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range - 1000 m
Distribution:  Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Known from relatively few scattered localities from Sargasso Sea to off Baja California, Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: ca 28°N to 15°S, not known from the Gulf of Guinea/Benguela Current area (Ref. 6944).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-21; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 17-20
Biology:  All adult specimens have been taken in hauls to depths exceeding 1,000 m. Gargaropteron-stage specimens unknown (Ref. 6944).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.03.96
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.02.97
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.02.97

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