Bathylagus greyae

Author: Goode and Bean, 1896

Bathylagus greyae Goode and Bean, 1896

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Bathylagus greyae Cohen, 1958 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: snout more than one-half of orbit. Gill opening extends more than halfway up side of body. Anal fin base equal to or shorter than caudal peduncle length. Size: 16 cm or more.

Habitat: mesopelagic. Usually caught in small aggregations, at 600-900 m in the daytime and 25-500 m at night. Food: plankton. Reproduction: pelagic eggs and larvae.

Distribution: generally tropical Atlantic, rather rare in the southern part of the area.

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