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Slender Roughy
800px-Optivus elongatus (Slender roughy)
Information
Range Southwestern Pacific Ocean around New Zealand at depths of between 10 and 100 m (33 and 330 ft).
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beryciformes
Family Trachichthyidae
Genus Optivus
Species O. elongatus

The Slender roughy, (Optivus elongatus), is a fish of the family Trachichthyidae. Until 2004 when two new species were described, the slender roughy was believed to be the only species in the genus Optivus. The slender roughy is found in the southwestern Pacific Ocean around New Zealand at depths of between 10 and 100 m (33 and 330 ft). Its length is up to 72 cm (28 in).

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