|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Nunoo, F., Poss, S., Russell, B. & Bannerman, P.
||Weller, S., Carpenter, K.E., Polidoro, B. & Strongin, K.
There are no population data available for this species. This species is not utilized and there are no major threats known to affect it, given its preferred depth distribution. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Bathypterois longipes has been found in abyssal waters of the eastern North Atlantic, off the coast of West Africa from 20°-49°N 12°-18°W (Merrett and Fasham 1998). It has also been described from west of Ireland and south to Sierra Leone, as well as off Namibia and Angola. B. longipes is widespread throughout this region, but is more dominant in low latitudes (Merrett 1992). It can also be found in the tropical Atlantic at very great depths (exceeding 4,000 m; Anderson et al. 1985). It has also been recorded off Cape Hattaras to New York, off Uruguay, in the South China Sea, off eastern Australia and in the mid-Pacific (Sulak 1977). It has a known depth distribution of 2,615-5,440 m.|
Angola; Australia; France; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Ireland; Mauritania; Morocco; Namibia; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Portugal (Azores, Madeira, Portugal (mainland), Selvagens); Senegal; Sierra Leone; United Kingdom; United States; United States Minor Outlying Islands (Howland-Baker Is.); Uruguay; Western Sahara
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – northwest; Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – eastern central; Pacific – western central; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – southeast
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||5440|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||2615|
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