Coryphaenoides thelestomus

Author: Maul, 1951

Coryphaenoides thelestomus Maul, 1951

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Coryphaenoides thelestomus Maul, 1951 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head compressed, 17% of body length; snout very broad and blunt, sub-orbital ridge not well developed, scales present above and below snout; chin barbel long, up to twice eye diameter; mouth large, lips conspicuously papillose, teeth in upper jaw in a wide band, those of the outer row strongly enlarged, strong, curved and not numerous, those in lower jaw minute in front and enlarged at back. First dorsal fin with 11 finrays, the second finray serrated, its origin a little behind pectoral fin base; second dorsal fin well separated from first, with very short finrays; pectoral fin with 20 finrays; pelvic fin with 8 finrays, inserted below pectoral fin base, the outer one elongated. Scales with numerous sharp spinules of equal size. Anus somewhat before anal fin origin, set in black scaleless area, with a similar narrow oval area in front. Pyloric caeca 35, small. Colour: brownish. Size: to 65 cm TL.

Habitat: benthopelagic. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: off Madeira.

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