Bathophilus vaillanti

Author: Zugmayer, 1911

Bathophilus vaillanti Zugmayer, 1911

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Bathophilus vaillanti (Zugmayer, 1911) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: pectoral finrays 3-5, usually 3; pelvic finrays 4-6, usually 5. Photophores in ventral row between pectoral and pelvic fin insertions (PV) 12-14, between pelvic fin insertion and end of row over anal fin (VAV) 16-18, total in ventral row from isthmus to tail (IC) 41-43; in lateral row to pelvic fin insertion (OV) 13-14, from pelvic fin insertion to end of row over anal fin (VAL) 15-16, total in lateral row (OA) 28-30. Colour: head and body black with iridescent blue, green or bronze. Size: to about 18 cm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: off Morocco, Madeira, Portugal and the Azores, northward to c. 45° N. Elsewhere, southward to about 18° N, across the North Atlantic between about 28° and 38° N, and extending to the Bahamas in the West.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Beebe and Crane, 1939: 205-208, fig. 61A.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.