Linophryne sexfilis

Author: Bertelsen, 1973

Linophryne sexfilis Bertelsen, 1973

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Linophryne sexfilis Bertelsen, 1973 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: females with illicial length 22% SL; esca with a distal appendage with stout cylindrical base carrying 3 solid, tapering filaments, surrounding a short prolongation of the stem which again divides into 3 somewhat shorter filaments; a tiny, papilliform appendage behind escal pore. Barbel 71% SL, to base of branches 45% SL; 3 short, compressed, tapering branches, each with a series of photophores on outer side, at base of a single unpigmented prolongation of the main stem with 2 photophores in tip. Males unknown.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: a single female from off Madeira.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.