Lepidion lepidion

Author: (Risso, 1810)

Lepidion lepidion (Risso, 1810)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Lepidion lepidion (Risso, 1810) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: posterior nostril immediately anterior to eye. Orbit 3.1-3.6 in head length. Second dorsal finrays 54-59; anal finrays 48-51. Lateralis system on head with pit organs but no pores. Pyloric caeca 8-10. Size: to 34 cm SL.

Habitat: benthopelagic; most abundant below 750 m; taken down to 2,230 m. Food: mostly benthic organisms. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: north-western Mediterranean.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). Karrer, 1971: 164.