Hypleurochilus bananensis

Author: (Poll, 1959)

Hypleurochlus bananensis (Poll, 1959)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Hypleurochilus bananensis (Poll, 1959) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays XII + 15; anal finrays II + 17; pectoral finrays 14; pelvic finrays I + 4. Body stout. Tubercle-like projections on nape; supra-orbital tentacles manifold branched. Lateral line with tubes anteriorly. Colour: head marbled, body brownish with 5 vertical dark bars. Size: to about 8 cm.

Habitat: at shallow depths, near harbours. Food: no data. Reproduction: No data.

Distribution: Mediterranean at Naples, Palermo, Algiers and Israel. Elsewhere, off Congo.

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