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West Pacific Luminous Roughy
Papro u3
Information
Range North Pacific, Southern Japan and Hawaii.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beryciformes
Family Trachichthyidae
Genus Aulotrachichthys
Species A. prosthemius

The West pacific luminous roughy, (Aulotrachichthys prosthemius), is a slimehead from the Trachichthyidae.

Environment[]

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 90-198 m.

Distribution[]

North Pacific, Southern Japan and Hawaii.

Biology[]

Benthopelagic or near crevices and caves.

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