Lyconus brachycolus

Author: Holt and Byrne, 1906

Lyconus brachycolus Holt and Byrne, 1906

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Lyconus brachycolus Holt and Byrne, 1906 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head length, 18% of total length. In percent of head length: snout, 27-29; tip of snout to origin of first dorsal fin, 104-108; tip of snout to origin of anal fin, 227-235; diameter of orbit, 25-27; interorbital width, 31-34. Jaws subequal, gape slightly oblique, hind extremity of maxilla behind vertical from eye; premaxilla with 1 or 2 fangs anteriorly, but at some distance from the symphysis, followed by about 15 smaller sharp teeth in a single diminishing series; mandible with I or 2 small teeth near the symphysis, followed by 2 fangs, separated by about 3 smaller sharp teeth; fangs of premaxillae smaller than the anterior mandible fang; vomer with about 4 teeth on either side. D 9-11, P 13-14, V 7; origin of first dorsal fin opposite the origin of pectoral fins and a little in front of the origin of pelvic fins. Pyloric caeca: 27, simple, short. Size: to at least 23.7 cm SL.

Habitat: slope of the continental shelf. Rare. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: off Ireland and Madeira.

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