Echiodon drummondi

Author: Thompson, 1837

Echiodon drummondi Thompson, 1837

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Echiodon drummondii Thompson, 1837 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: eel-like, anus behind pectoral fin base; head 1/9-1/11 TL; upper profile of head convex; pigmented eye diameter greater than or equal to 16% head length; pectoral fin three-fifths head length; predorsal bone present. Maxilla extends well behind orbit. Fang-like teeth at jaw symphyses. 42-45 dorsal finrays; 47-49 anal finrays anterior to thirty-first vertebra. Lateral line pores present. 25-29 precaudal vertebrae. Colour: reddish with silvery abdomen, operculum and iris; dark markings on head and median edges. Size: to 300 mm TL.

Habilat: free-living, fairly deep (to 200 m). Food: assumed to feed on small invertebrates and fish, as do other free-living and commensalmembers of the family. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: coasts of the British Isles, southern Norway, western Denmark.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Couch, 1864, 3: 135-136 | Ehrenbaum, 1910: 305-309, fig. 109b-c-d.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.