Lycenchelys alba

Author: (Vaillant, 1888)

Lycenchelys alba (Vaillant, 1888)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Lycenchelys alba (Vaillant, 1888) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis. body elongate, its depth about 6% TL at anal origin, covered with scales. Eye very small, three times in snout; mouth small, maxilla not reaching to below eye. Dorsal fin origin well behind tip of pectoral fin; the latter about 8% TL; preanal distance about 30% TL. A single lateral line, ventral. Colour: colourless, pale with bluish shading; head, dorsal and anal fins bluish; pectoral, pelvic and margins of dorsal and anal fins sepia brown; peritoneum black. Size: to about 20 cm.

Habitat: benthic on muddy bottoms at 3,365 and 3,975 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: North Atlantic between the Azores and France (only two specimens known) and in Labrador Sea.

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