Linophryne lucifera

Author: Collett, 1886

Linophryne lucifera Collett, 1886

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Linophryne lucifer Collett, 1886 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: females with illicial length 10 30% SL; esca with a conical distal projection carrying 2-8 short, stout filaments; a small appendage behind escal pore; barbel 40-75% SL, distal pair of compressed branches blade-shaped 6-17% SL; other characters in key. Males with, well-developed sphenotic spines.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: North Atlantic, off Madeira and large (? expatriate) specimens off Newfoundland, Iceland and in Irminger Sea.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.