Monognathus nigeli

Author: Bertelsen and Nielsen, 1987

Monognathus nigeli Bertelsen and Nielsen, 1987

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Monognathus nigeli Bertelsen and Nielsen, 1987 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: elongate, pointed snout. Jaws almost straight. Dorsal fin with 82-95 rays; its origin above myomeres nos. 10-16. Analfin with 56-60 rays; its origin two myomeres behind anus. Myomeres 107-116. Pectoral fins very short, less than 1 of standard length. Colour: five lateral, subdermal spots. Scattered pigmented areas on head and abdomen. Size: 55-57 mm.

Habitat: caught pelagically at depths between 1510 and 3910 meters, one specimen 23 meters above the bottom and the other two 1500-2000 meters above the bottom.Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: in the Northeast Atlantic.