Gephyroberyx darwini

Author: Johnson, 1866

Gephyroberyx darwini Johnson, 1866

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Gephyroberyx darwinii (Johnson, 1866) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: teeth small, in bands, with inner row enlarged, along upper jaws, antenor part of lower jaw and palatines; posteriorly in lower jaw one single row of enlarged teeth; on vomer triangular patch. D VIII (rarely VII) + 13; A III + 11; P 13-15. Colour: back brownish-red, head rose-coloured, sides rosy silvery, fins red; tongue and gill cavity blackish; palate white to red. Size: to 48 cm SL.

Habitat: at depths from about 70 to 500 m, close to or on bottom. Behaviour: widely scattered. Food: small shrimps and fish have been found in stomachs of two young specimens. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: in Clofnam area apparently only known from Madeira.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). Schmidt, 1968: 25, fig. 56.