Talismania antillarum

Author: (Goode and Bean, 1896)

Talismania antillarum (Goode and Bean, 1896)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Talismania antillarum (Goode and Bean, 1896) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head moderately large, about one- third of body; snout pointed, eye large, greater than snout; upper jaw reaching to front half of eye. Dorsal and anal fins far back, more or less equal and opposite to each other or dorsal origin slightly in advance; pectoral finrays not filamentous, total 15-16. Colour: brownish. Size: to at least 15 cm.

Habitat: engybenthic at 455-1,460 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: females with eggs up to 2 mm in diameter have been caught in October and November

Distribution: off Morocco. Elsewhere, to 9° 35' S; also western North Atlantic, south- eastern Pacific and Indian Ocean.