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Dorsal-fin rays 9; anal-fin rays 12; pectoral-fin rays 10–11; total gill rakers 15–17; vertebrae 34–36. Large species, often exceeding 70 mm SL; body very deep, depth at end of dorsal less than 1.4 into SL: dorsal spine quite high, its height about equal to its length; post-temporal spines present; dorsal surface of post-temporal with distinct serrations: postabdominal spines well developed, the posterior much larger than anterior; ventral keel extends well below body margin near postabdominal spines; preopercle spines short, both pointing ventrally; jaws large, teeth long, recurved, with two enlarged canines in lower jaw; spines present below and in front of subcaudal photophores; gill rakers medium to short, with dentate inner surfaces; pigment diffuse on trunk, no marked pigment on midline, pigment concentration above subcaudals present, pigmentless bar anterior to caudal peduncle in young.


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© Kenaley, Christopher

Source: Deep-sea Fishes of the World

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