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Diagnostic Description

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Body is compressed (Ref. 37108). Pinkish with silvery reflections, darker dorsally (Ref. 3974). Lacks the checkerboard pattern of whitish and brown, produced by concentration of pigment at the margins of the scale pockets (Ref. 37108).
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Cristina V. Garilao
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 89
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Trophic Strategy

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The shallowest-occurring halosaur in the Atlantic. May form aggregations. Feeds on polychaetes, sipunculids, crustaceans and fish.
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Drina Sta. Iglesia
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Biology

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The shallowest-occurring halosaur in the Atlantic. May form aggregations. Feeds on polychaetes, sipunculids, crustaceans and fish.
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Halosaurus ovenii

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Halosaurus ovenii, also called the Oven's halosaur, is a deep-sea fish in the family Halosauridae. It is found in the eastern Atlantic where it is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters along both coasts. In the Mediterranean, H. ovenii is considered rare.[1] It can reach up to 60 cm in length.[2]

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Halosaurus ovenii: Brief Summary

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Halosaurus ovenii, also called the Oven's halosaur, is a deep-sea fish in the family Halosauridae. It is found in the eastern Atlantic where it is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters along both coasts. In the Mediterranean, H. ovenii is considered rare. It can reach up to 60 cm in length.

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