Argentina striata Goode & Bean, 1896
Striated argentine
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Argentinidae (Argentines or herring smelts)
Max. size:  24 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 600 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to Florida, USA and around Gulf of Mexico; along coasts of Central America and South America to Brazil, and Uruguay (Ref. 47377).
Diagnosis:  Scales lacks tiny spines. Swim bladder not silvery (Ref. 7251). Six gill rakers on lower arm of first gill arch (Ref. 37473).
Biology:  Found on soft bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Heskamp, Monika - 13.02.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.94

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