Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Author: Parr, 1933

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis Parr, 1933

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Pseudoscopelus altipinnis Parr, 1933 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head and body with small photophores arranged in distinct rows. Upper jaw with an outer row of small, recurved, fixed teeth with 2-3 small, depressible canines anteriorly; expanded portion of pre-maxillary with two groups of long, recurved, fang-like teeth, outer group with two and inner with about three series. Dorsal finrays VI-IX + 23-26; anal finrays I + 24-26; pectoral finrays 13-15. Vertebrae 37-38. Colour: adults brownish-black, younger stages distinctly banded. Size: up to 20 cm SL.

Habitat: mesopelagic. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: off Portugal and Madeira. Elsewhere in tropical-subtropical parts of North Atlantic and Pacific.

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