Supriya Ghosh

Halosaurus johnsonianus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Halosauridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Notacanthiformes
Genus  Halosaurus
Similar  Halosaurus ovenii, Halosaurus, Aldrovandia affinis, Halosaur, Veiled anglemouth

Halosaurus johnsonianus is a deep-sea fish in the family Halosauridae. It is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean from southern Spain and Portugal to Mauritania, including the Azores and Canary Islands. It is a benthopelagic species living on the continental slope in depths from 800 to 2,200 m (2,600 to 7,200 ft). It grows to 50 cm (20 in) total length.

Halosaurus johnsonianus is not a fishery species, and no significant threats to it are known.

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Halosaurus johnsonianus Wikipedia


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