Einara edentula

Author: Alcock, 1892

Einara edentula Alcock, 1892

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Einara edentula (Alcock, 1892) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: snout blunt, about equal to eye diameter; hind border of eye much before midpoint of head; tip of upper jaw reaching to or beyond hind border of eye; teeth minute, gillrakers 20-24. Dorsal fin a little shorter than anal fin and beginning somewhat behind anal fin origin; dorsal finrays 23-29, anal finrays 30-35. Vertebrae (pre-ural) 54-56. Colour: head and eyes blue-black, body and fins greyish-black. Size: to at least 18 cm.

Habitat: mesopelagic, mostly known from nets fishing at 700- 1,200 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: isolated records from between Madeira and Morocco and the south-west of the Azores; also, a record at about 47° N just to the west of Clofnam area. Elsewhere, western Atlantic off George's Bank, also Indian Ocean and eastern and western Pacific.

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