oceanic benthopelagic zone biome
body length (CMO)
male or unsexed
geographic distribution includes
Western Pacific: off Japan, Taiwan and Australia. Collected from southeastern Japan (Okinawa trough, Tosa Bay, and KyushuPalau Ridge) at depth range 261600 m. In Taiwanese waters this species is usually captured together with Lophiodes mutilus at depths of about 280310 m, and some may range deeper. Specimens were collected from the Tasman Sea of southeastern Australia at depths of 300750 m, and a series of photographs were taken of a specimen at a depth of 288 m at Greenwell Point, New South Wales, Australia, by an underwater vehicle (K. Aitken, personal communication, 20 March 2005). Two specimens were collected from the northwest shelf off Australia at depths of 492520 m (Ref. 79601).