Bathyprion danae

Author: Marshall, 1966

Bathyprion danae Marshall, 1966

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Bathyprion danae Marshall, 1966 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body very slender and elongate. Head large; snout pointed and long; eye much smaller than snout; upper jaw long, reaching well beyond eye, fang-like conical teeth in upper and lower jaws and on palatines. Pyloric caeca 7-8. Dorsal and anal fins the same size and opposite each other, dorsal finrays 24-27, pectoral finrays 10-11, pelvic finrays 89 (plus a splint bone), anal finrays 24-27. Scales small and numerous. Colour: brownish. Size: to 38 cm.

Habitat: bathypelagic at about 1,100-3,100 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: isolated records from Madeira north to about 55° N. Elsewhere, South Atlantic and western Pacific.

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