Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Author: Walbaum, 1792

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides Walbaum, 1792

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

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays 92-102; anal finrays 71-76. Lateral line scales about 110. Colour: blackish or brownish. Size: to just above 100 cm SL.

Habitat: an Arctic species found at 200-2,000 m, but often caught pelagically and supposed to swim on the ventral edge and not on the blind side. Food: prawns and fishes. Reproduction: spawns in April-July at 3-5 °C. Commercial importance: mainly caught on long lines and is important both locally and for export.

Distribution: eastern Atlantic, from England to northern Norway, Iceland and eastern Greenland. Elsewhere, from Newfoundland to north-western Greenland and in the northern part of the Pacific.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Ehrenbaum, 1905: 181-182 | Norman, 1934: 290 | Smidt, 1969: 94108.
Otoliths (sagitta). Schmidt, 1968: 62.