Centroscymnus cryptacanthus

Author: Regan, 1906

Centroscymnus cryptacanthus Regan, 1906

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Centroscymnus cryptacanthus Regan, 1906 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: snout tapering smoothly to tip, longer than distance from eye to first gill-slit; pre-oral clefts reaching halfway to jaw symphysis. Upper teeth lanceolate. Iowers broad cusped. Pectoral fins with distinct free tip; interspace between dorsal fins 6 times first dorsal fin base; dorsal spines completely beneath skin; pelvic fins reaching beyond free tip of second dorsal; caudal fin broad, tip truncate, lower lobe poorly differentiated. Colour: dark brown. Size: to 70 cm.

Habitat: benthic on slopes, at more than 400 m. Food: fishes, ?crustaceans. Reproduction: unknown, ?ovoviviparous.

Distribution: Madeira, Elsewhere, off Senegal and one specimen taken off Uruguay.