Linophryne polypogon

Author: Regan, 1925

Linophryne polypogon Regan, 1925

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Linophryne polypogon Regan, 1925 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: females with illicial length 30% SL, esca with a branched distal filament and a series of branched filaments on each side of bulb; no appendage behind escal pore; barbel divided at or very near base into 18 simple branches, 2 of the anteriormost short, the others of about the same length, about 60% SL; all branches nearly from base carrying stalked photophores. Males unknown.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: a single specimen from off Madeira.

Eggs, larvae, and young stages. ? Bertelsen, 1951: 184 ('larvae probably included in the L. macrorhinus-group').
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.