Arnoglossus laterna

Author: Walbaum, 1792

Arnoglossus laterna Walbaum, 1792

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Arnoglossus laterna (Walbaum, 1792) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body oval, very thin, almost transparent. Snout as long as or longer than diameter of eye. Lateral line with 50-56 scales. Colour: eyed side brownish or greyish, sometimes with irregular darker markings. Size: to about 20 cm SL.

Habitat: benthic on mixed or muddy bottoms down to about 200 m. Food: small fishes and invertebrates. Reproduction: between April and August .

Distribution: eastern Atlantic, from Trondheim to Cape Blanc (21° N) and Mediterranean.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Ehrenbaum, l905: 189-192 | Kyle, 1913: 65 | Padoa, 1956b: 795-800 | Varagnolo, 1964: 265, pl. 3 (fig. 17).
Otoliths (sagitta). Bauzá-Rullán, 1958b: 115.