Acanthochaenus lutkeni

Author: Gill, 1884

Acanthochaenus lutkeni Gill, 1884

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Acanthochaenus luetkenii Gill, 1884 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head about 3 in SL; least depth of caudal peduncle slightl less than 3 in its length. Gillrakers 8 + 17-20. Soft rays of D 11; so rays of A 10; P 12-13; V 5. Body scales with 1-3 median spines. Colour: (specimen preserved in alcohol) pale with traces of rose on back. Size: 11.8 cm SL (largest specimen known sexually mature).

Habitat: except that the specimens known were taken in open nets tha fished in several thousand metres depth, nothing certain is known abou habitat, behaviour, food or reproduction.

Distribution: one specimen from off the Azores, others from the western North Atlantic off the United States and in the western Indian Ocean

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths. No data.