Bregmaceros atlanticus

Author: Goode and Bean, 1886

Bregmaceros atlanticus Goode and Bean, 1886

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Bregmaceros atlanticus Goode and Bean, 1886 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: second dorsal finrays 47-56, usually 50 54; anal finrays 49-58 (52-53). Vertebrae 50-55 (52-53). Colour: entire body pigmented, cells more densely distributed on dorsum. Size: to 6 cm SL.

Habitat: oceanic. Food and Reproduction: see family.

Distribution: circumtropical. In the area one questionable record from the Mediterranean.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Clancey, 1956: 233, fig. 1-8 | d'Ancona and Cavinato, 1965: 51, fig. 18.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.