Erethmophorus kleinenbergi

Author: Giglioli, 1889

Erethmophorus kleinenbergi Giglioli, 1889

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Eretmophorus kleinenbergi Giglioli, 1889 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: second dorsal finrays 67-77; anal fin not indented, with 65-74 rays; pelvic fins with several elongate rays, with some ornamentation distally. Colour: body with a series of dusky transverse bars and dark blotches on dorsal and anal fins. Size: to 8 cm SL.

Habitat: pelagic. Apparently rare. Food: no data. Reproduction: perhaps the early stage of a known species, or else neotenic.

Distribution: Mediterranean, from the Ligurian and Tyrrenian Seas and the Straits of Messina. Elsewhere, possibly in the subtropical North Atlantic.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. D'Ancona, 1933c: 219, fig. 203-204 | Bini, 1970, 3:67, fig.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.