Bathylagus euryops Goode & Bean, 1896
Goiter blacksmelt
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Bathylagidae (Deep-sea smelts)
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 500 - 3237 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Iceland, Faeroes and Shetlands to Portugal. Probably antitropical and present in other oceans. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal soft rays: 16-19. Body robust and compressed. Small gill opening. Anal fin base longer than the length of the caudal peduncle. Dark pigment on the scale pockets (Ref. 37473).
Biology:  Bathypelagic (Ref. 58426). Sometimes caught in large aggregations. Eggs and larvae are pelagic (Ref. 6345). Feeds on small crustaceans (Ref. 5951).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 22.07.94
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 23.07.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 01.08.94

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