Bathylagus longirostris

Author: Maul, 1948

Bathylagus longirostris Maul, 1948

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Dolicholagus longirostris (Maul, 1948) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: snout equal to or greater than one-half orbit. Anal fin base longer than caudal peduncle. Scale pockets with little or no dark pigment, body usually pale. Size: to about 17.5 cm.

Habitat: mesopelagic. Usually caught in small aggregations, apparently carries on daily vertical migrations. Food: plankton. Reproduction: pelagic eggs and larvae.

Distribution: widely distributed in tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Taken in southern part of area.

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