Bathylagus bericoides

Author: Borodin, 1929

Bathylagus bericoides Borodin, 1929

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Melanolagus bericoides (Borodin, 1929) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: eye more than two in head. Gill opening restricted, extending less than halfway up side of body; anal fin base longer than caudal peduncle. Scale rows along side about 50, between dorsal base and ventral base 3-4; scale pockets with dark pigment. Size: to about 20 cm.

Habitat: bathypelagic. Often caught singly, but also in small aggregations. Food: plankton. Reproduction: pelagic eggs and larvae.

Distribution: widely distributed in tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Caught occasionally in southern and central parts of area.

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