Phyllorhinichthys micractis

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Phyllorhinichthys micractis
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
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P. micractis
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Phyllorhinichthys micractis
Pietsch, 1969

Phyllorhinichthys micractis is a species of dreamer that has been recorded from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The females of this species grow to a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) SL. The illicium is shorter than that of P. balushkini. The esca has two forward appendages at the tip and the rear appendage is much shorter and stouter than that of P. balushkini. The available specimens vary in the number and presence of additional appendages and filaments. The size of the snout flaps are also highly variable.[1]

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  1. ^ Pietsch, Theodore W.; Buth, D. G. (July 2, 2004). Buth, D. G., ed. "Revision of the Deep-Sea Anglerfish Genus Phyllorhinichthys Pietsch (Lophiiformes: Ceratioidei: Oneirodidae), with the Description of a New Species from the Atlantic Ocean" (PDF). Copeia. 2004 (4): 797–803. doi:10.1643/CI-04-105R. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-10.