Melanostomias biseriatus

Author: Regan and Trewavas, 1930

Melanostomias biseriatus Regan and Trewavas, 1930

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Melanostomias biseriatus Regan and Trewavas, 1930 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: barbel about 3 times in SL in small specimens, 6 times in larger ones, its stem black; tip of barbel unpigmented, slender, with anopaque axis with a black spot at its distal end and two narrow, transparent, flattened wings, each containing a row of discrete opaque bodiesno filament at distal end. Dorsal finrays 13-15. Photophores in ventral row between pectoral and pelvic fin insertions (PV) 27-29. Colour: head and body black; no prominent round white spots on head. Size: to about 25 cm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: Madeira and south. Elsewhere, North Atlantic west of 45° W between about 25° and 35° N; western tropical and subtropical Atlantic from about 10° N to 10° S.

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