Dolopichthys allector

Author: Garman, 1899

Dolopichthys allector Garman, 1899

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Dolopichthys allector Garman, 1899 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: females with illicial length 41-48% SL (specimens more than 60 mm); esca with 2 darkly pigmented, posteriorly directed papillae on dorsal surface of bulb; compressed, posterior appendage crescent-shaped. Vomerine teeth absent in specimens more than 60 mm (2 in the 16 mm only known smaller specimen); other characters in genus and key.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: Atlantic and south-eastern Pacific; in Clofnam area a single specimen not previously recorded, obtained north-east of the Azores by FFS Anton Dohrn, May 1979 (St. 371/79).