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lexID: 4466 AphiaID: 127338 Scientific: Chauliodus sloani German: Viperfisch English: Sloane's Viperfish Category: Latern Fishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Stomiiformes (Order) > Stomiidae (Family) > Chauliodus (Genus) > sloani (Species) Initial determination: Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Africa, Australia, Azores, Brazil, Canada , Chile, China, Comores, Cuba, European Coasts, Greenland, Hawaii, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Somalia, South-Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, USA, Vietnam Size: 11.81" - 13.78" (30cm - 35cm) Temperature: 41 °F - 80.6 °F (5°C - 27°C) Food: Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Sepia Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Inhabits deep oceanic waters to more than 1,000 m depth.
Feeds on midwater fishes and crustaceans, mainly on myctophids.
Warm and temperate parts of all oceans but with several distributional gaps in the southern central Atlantic, northern Indian Ocean, eastern Pacific north of the equator, etc.
Also found in the western Mediterranean, South China Sea and East China Sea.
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