Bathophilus digitatus

Author: Welsh, 1923

Bathophlus digitatus Welsh, 1923

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Bathophilus digitatus (Welsh, 1923) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: pectoral finrays 11-13; pelvic finrays (7?) 9-10. Photophores in ventral row between pectoral and pelvic fin insertions (PV) 15-16, between pelvic fin insertion and end of row over anal fin (VAV) 12-13, total in ventral row from isthmus to tail (IC) 38-39; in lateral row to pelvic fin insertion (OV) 14-16, from pelvic fin insertion to end of row over anal fin (VAL) 10-12, total in lateral row (OA) 25-26. Colour: head and body black with iridescent blue, green or bronze. Size: to about 17 cm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: off Gibraltar and west of Madeira. Elsewhere, southward to 9° N and again off South Africa; also, Bermuda, Cuba and Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles and Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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