Antimora rostrata

Author: Günther, 1878

Antimora rostrata Günther, 1878

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Antimora rostrata (Günther, 1878) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: snout depressed to form a broadly pointed plate. Chin barbel present. Jaw teeth finely granular; vomerine teeth present. First dorsal fin with an elongate filament; anal fin indented. Size: to 70 cm SL or more; females grow larger than males.

Habitat: benthopelagic on the continental slope and upper rise. Locally quite common in sub-arctic and temperate waters, less abundant in low latitudes; an active swimmer; larger fishes are found in deeper waters. Food: both benthic and pelagic species. Reproduction: eggs and larvae unknown, which is surprising in such a common fish.

Distribution: North and South Atlantic, South Pacific, and southern Indian Oceans. More abundant at higher latitudes.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). Karrer, 1971: 162, fig. 4 | Fitch and Barker, 1972: 573, fig. 1g.