IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is found in the Indo-West Pacific region including: the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and areas around Japan (Holthuis 1991). It is likely that this species has a wider distribution than is currently known, which may include areas in the South China Sea and the Philippines (R.A. Wahle pers. comm. 2008).

The type locality of this species is 'Investigator' Station 162 in the Bay of Bengal (1351'12'N 8028'12'E) at depths of 265-457 m (Holthuis 1991).


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