Chalinura brevibarbis

Author: Goode and Bean, 1896

Chalinura brevibarbis Goode and Bean, 1896

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Coryphaenoides brevibarbis (Goode and Bean, 1896) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body moderately slender, but tapering rapidly behind trunk; head about one-fifth of body length. Snout deep at tip, at least 15% head length; upper profile of head fairly smoothly convex; inter-orbital broad, more than one-quarter head length; mouth subterminal and large, premaxilla 34.0-38.5% head length; chin barbel shorter than eye, 7.5-12.4% head length. First dorsal fin with 9-10 finrays, second dorsal fin beginning a short distance behind vertical from anal fin origin; pectoral fin with 18-20 finrays; pelvic fin with 8-9 finrays, its insertion before pectoral fin base and before first dorsal fin origin, outer finray elongated. Pyloric caeca 10, short and simple. Colour: generally pale brown; lips, mouth, gill cavity and peritoneum blackish. Size: to at least 35 cm TL.

Habitat: benthopelagic at 1,500-3,200 m. Food: small crustaceans. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: east of southern Greenland southward to the Azores and, further east, southward along Irish continental slope to Bay of Biscay and off northern Spain. Elsewhere, western Atlantic off coasts of North America.

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