Lobianchia gemellarii   (Cocco,  1838) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 6.0 cm SL

Dorsal spines (total): 0-0, Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18, Anal spines: 0, Anal soft rays: 13-15. Anal organs 10-11. Mature males have supracaudal gland consisting of a series of 6 large, well-defined scale-like structures flanked by 5 pairs of smaller, triangular ones. The infracaudal gland of mature females consists of 2 heart-shaped scales flanked by smaller, triangular luminous scales.

Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae.

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Habitat:  Pelagic
Prey:  Planktonic crustaceans


Literature Source(s)
  • Harris, SA; Cyrus, DP and Forbes, AT (1995) The larval fish assemblage at the mouth of the Kosi estuary, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa South African Journal of Marine Science 16 351-364 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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