Scopeloberyx opisthopterus

Author: (Parr, 1933)

Scopeloberyx opisthopterus (Parr, 1933)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Scopeloberyx opisthopterus (Parr, 1933) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head 30-36% of SL. Eye 1.8-3.6% of SL. Gillrakers 2-4 + 10-13. D II-III + 11-12; A I + 7-8. Origin of anal fin under last or last but one ray of dorsal fin. Size: 2.8-3.7 cm SL (mature adults).

Habitat: bathypelagic; adults mainly below 500-600 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: western tropical North Atlantic, tropical Indian Ocean, and eastern equatorial Pacific.

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