Holcomycteronus squamosus

Author: Roule, 1916

Holcomycteronus squamosus Roule, 1916

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Holcomycteronus squamosus (Roule, 1916) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: anterior edge of small, paired, basibranchial tooth patches not reaching posterior tip of anterior median patch. Dorsal finrays 110; anal finrays 89-92; pectoral finrays 20. Colour: body red-brown, head bluish-grey, pectoral fins dark brown. Size: to about 270 mm SL.

Habitat: known from 2,603 to 4,261 m depth. Food: no data. Reproduction: oviparous.

Distribution: one specimen from the area (off the Azores). Elsewhere one from south of the Canaries and one from the Caribbean Sea.