Halargyreus johnsonii

Author: Günther, 1862

Halargyreus johnsonii Günther, 1862

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Halargyreus johnsonii Günther, 1862 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: lower jaw slightly projecting, with a bony knob at the symphysis but no barbel. Jaw teeth finely granular; no teeth on vomer and palatines. Anal fin deeply indented, often appearing as 2. Size: to 44 cm SL.

Habitat: benthopelagic to pelagic over the continental slope. Locally abundant. Food: pelagic crustaceans taken from one specimen. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: sub-arctic and sub-antarctic to temperate waters in the North and South Atlantic and Pacific.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). Schmidt, 1968: 13, pl. 2 (fig. 21) | Karrer, 1971: 161, fig. 3 | Fitch and Barker, 1972: 573, fig.1j.