Astronesthes neopogon

Author: Regan and Trewavas, 1929

Astronesthes neopogon Regan and Trewavas, 1929

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Astronesthes neopogon Regan and Trewavas, 1929 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: serial photophores in lateral row (OA) 35-37, of which 18-19 behind pelvic fin insertion (VAL); 56-59 photophores in ventral row to tail (IC); ventral row curving slightly outward between pectoral fin bases. Barbel short, flattened basally, tapering distally, sometimes with a slender distal extension as long as the flat basal part. Dorsal finrays 14-16. Colour: head and body black; pale spots, when present, not forming large patches. Size: to 192 mm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: south of about 35° N. Elsewhere, across the Atlantic between about 20° and 35° N.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. None known.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.