Sciadonus cryptophthalmus

Author: Zugmayer, 1911

Sciadonus cryptophthalmus Zugmayer, 1911

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Sciadonus cryptophthalmus (Zugmayer, 1911) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: rather thick body. Dorsal finrays 83; anal finrays 46. Colour: semitransparent skin, muscular tissues brown-yellow; black spots at base of dorsal fin and on peritoneum. Size: to 82 mm SL.

Habitat: probably deep pelagic over depths of 5,000 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: most probably viviparous.

Distribution: only known by one specimen from north-western Spain (44°08' N, 10°44' W).

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