Bathypterois dubius

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Mediterranean spiderfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Ipnopidae
Genus: Bathypterois
Species: B. dubius
Binomial name
Bathypterois dubius
Vaillant, 1888

The Mediterranean spiderfish, Bathypterois dubius, a lizardfish of the family Ipnopidae, is found in the Eastern Atlantic, as well as the Mediterranean and northwest Atlantic.

Like other species in its family, the Mediterranean spiderfish is hermaphroditic. It is solitary in nature and feeds on mysids and copepods. It reaches a length of 20.5 centimetres (8.1 in) SL.

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