Rhynchohyalus natalensis

Author: (Gilchrist and von Bonde, 1924)

Rhynchohyalus natalensis (Gilchrist and von Bonde, 1924)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Rhynchohyalus natalensis (Gilchrist and Von Bonde, 1924) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: see genus. Size: to about 16 cm.

Habitat: taken from 500 to 600 m off Hawaii. Apparently not a diurnal vertical migrator. Food: no data. Reproduction: pelagic eggs and larvae.

Distribution: known only from Madeira (tuna stomach) in the area. Probably circumtropical.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Bertelsen et al., 1965: 357, fig. 2.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.