Conocara microlepis

Author: Lloyd, 1909

Conocara microlepis Lloyd, 1909

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Conocara microlepis (Lloyd, 1909) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body elongate, compressed posteriorly, its depth (in adults) more than 6 times in its length. Premaxillae forming a sharp plate-like 'visor'; less than 3 upper gillrakers; branchiostegal rays 6-7. Pyloric caeca 8-9. Dorsal fin set far back on body, its origin a little behind anal fin origin; anal fin long, with 31-33 finrays. Colour: brownish. Size: to at least 27 cm.

Habitat: engybenthic at about 1,500-2,200 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: a few specimens from off Morocco and the Irish Atlantic slope. Elsewhere, Indian Ocean.

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