Rondeletia loricata

Author: Abe and Hotta, 1963

Rondeletia loricata Abe and Hotta, 1963

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Rondeletia loricata Abe and Hotta, 1963 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: no bony hook over orbit; supra-temporal and cleithrum with large posterior bony extensions. Snout-anal origin 77-82.4% SL. Gillrakers 4-6 + 13-15. Vertical rows of lateral line papillae 14-19. Colour: orange-brown. Size: to 96 mm (Atlantic) or 110 mm (Pacific).

Habitat: meso- and bathypelagic from 110-at least 1,150 m, probably vertical migrator; shallowest day capture 775 m. Food: amphipod and crustacean remains (Herring, 1976); shrimps (Bast and Klinkhardt, 1990). Reproduction: Sexes seperate (Bast and Klinkhardt, 1990).

Distribution: uncommon. In the area from 37°-58° N (Bast and Klinkhardt, 1990). Elsewhere, between roughly 45° N and 40° S.