Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Author: (FacciolĂ , 1884)

Rhynchogadus hepaticus (FacciolĂ , 1884)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Rhynchogadus hepaticus (FacciolĂ , 1884) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body depth 4 or more in standard length. Anal finrays 50-51; second dorsal finrays 54-55; anal fin not indented. Colour: ventral finrays with no distal ornamentation. Body rather evenly pigmented, no pattern of bars or blotches. Size: to about 10 cm SL.

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

Distribution: Mediterranean, in the Gulf of Naples and at Messina. Perhaps in the subtropical Atlantic as well.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. D'Ancona, 1933: 215, fig. 201-202, pl. 12 (fig. 13-14)
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.