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Bathypterois quadrifilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Aulopiformes Ipnopidae

Scientific Name: Bathypterois quadrifilis Günther, 1878

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2013-05-30
Assessor(s): Bannerman, P., Nunoo, F., Poss, S. & Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Weller, S., Strongin, K., Polidoro, B. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
Bathypterois quadrifilis can be found in deep waters in the eastern and western portions of the Atlantic Ocean, and can be common. There are no known threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In the western Atlantic, Bathypterois quadrifilis can be found in deep offshore waters from North Carolina in the United States south to Recife, Brazil. In the eastern central Atlantic, it is found from Sierra Leone through Gabon, and the islands of the Gulf of Guinea.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Belize; Benin; Brazil; Cameroon; Colombia; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); French Guiana; Gabon; Ghana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Liberia; Mexico; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Panama; Sao Tomé and Principe; Sierra Leone; Suriname; Togo; United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas); Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):1400
Upper depth limit (metres):400
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Population [top]

Population:Bathypterois quadrifilis can be common in areas of its distribution.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Bathypterois quadrifilis is the only species of the genus to have the lowermost ray of the lower pectoral fin singularly thickened and produced (Sulak 1977). It is largely found in bathydemersal waters.
Systems:Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known to affect this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Bathypterois quadrifilis.

Citation: Bannerman, P., Nunoo, F., Poss, S. & Russell, B. 2015. Bathypterois quadrifilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T13462760A15603200. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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