Beryx splendens   Lowe,  1834 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Reyes, P.

Size: 40-70 cm TL.

First infraorbital bone with a spine projecting laterally on anterior end. Lateral line extends to caudal fin. A fleshy disk on inner face of exposed area of scale. In young fishes, the 2nd dorsal ray is elongate, pectoral fins with one spine and 17 soft rays. Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 16; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 26 - 30.

Oviparous, spawn in batches. Eggs and larvae are pelagic.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Splendid alfonsino (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic
Prey:  Fish, crustaceans and cephalopods


• Kerala, Off Kollam (Lat: 8) (Long: 74) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kollam (Lat: 11) (Long: 76) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, NGK; Bineesh, KK; Sebastine, M and Akhilesh, KV (2009) Lanternfishes (Myctophids): by-catch of deepsea shrimp trawlers operated off Kollam, south-west coast of India Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Ser. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi 202 1-4 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -

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