Cataetyx laticeps Koefoed, 1927
Cataetyx laticeps
photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Family:  Bythitidae (Livebearing brotulas)
Max. size:  65 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 500 - 2400 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: scattered localities around the British Isles, Azores and France, along the coast of West Africa to the Cape of Good Hope; also recorded from the western Mediterranean. Reported from Iceland (Ref. 12462). Reported from the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 37039).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 98-107; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 75-83; Vertebrae: 60-61. Branchiostegal rays 8.
Biology:  Uncommon bathydemersal or benthopelagic species (Ref. 34024). Viviparous (Ref. 4758).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 July 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.05.94
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.03.04
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 29.08.94

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