Centrodraco acanthopoma

Author: Regan, 1904

Centrodraco acanthopoma Regan, 1904

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Centrodraco acanthopoma (Regan, 1904) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: eye in head 1.9-2.2. Two simple strong spines on preoperculum and suboperculum. Dl III; D2 14 (rarely 12-15); A 13. Colour: pale dirty yellowish, back and sides with irregular red-orange blotches varying in size; first dorsal fin brown. Size: to 9 cm.

Habitat: benthic, possibly on muddy grounds, at 170-585 m. Food: small bottom invertebrates. Reproduction: no data, eggs and larvae possibly pelagic.

Distribution: recently recorded from the Josephine Bank, Madeira, Morocco and Great Meteor Bank (eastern Atlantic). Elsewhere, western Atlantic, Florida to Georgia.

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