Monognathus herringi

Author: Bertelsen and Nielsen, 1987

Monognathus herringi Bertelsen and Nielsen, 1987

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Monognathus herringi Bertelsen and Nielsen, 1987 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: elongate, pointed snout. Jaws almost straight. Dorsal fin with 77-78 rays; its origin above myomeres nos. 10-11. Anal fin with 58 rays; its origin immediately behind anus. Myomeres 101-106. Pectoral fins very short, less than 1% of standard length. Colour: no pigmentation except for areas around anus and eyes and posterior to branchial cavity. Size: 48-64 mm.

Habitat: pelagically just off the bottom at 3000-5400 meters. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: west of Madeira.