Bathylagus euryops

Author: Goode and Bean, 1896

Bathylagus euryops Goode and Bean, 1896

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

Diagnosis: eye large, two or less 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 40, between dorsal base and ventral base 4-5; scale pockets with black pigment. Size: to about 20 cm. May include two species.

Habitat: meso- to bathypelagic. Sometimes taken in large aggregations. Food: plankton. Reproduction: pelagic eggs and larvae.

Distribution: common in the boreal North Atlantic, less abundant to the south. Perhaps antitropical, perhaps in other oceans.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. TÃ¥ning, 1931: 269, fig. 1-3 | Beebe, 1932a: 100, fig. 26-31.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.