Hymenocep lethonemus   Jordan & Gilbert,  1904 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: Height of body 7.4-7.5 and head 5.4-5.9 in length with caudal. Eye 3.1-3.5 in head.

Colour: Head and lower part of body and tail slightly silvery.

Dorsal surface of the body and tail demarcated by a longitudinal dotted line. Body slender and fragile, sharply compressed. Tail tapering to a filament. Head with wide grooves separated by thin delicate and papery bony septa and roofed over by very delicate fragile membranes.
Bony crest of skull thin. Snout rounded with small projecting median tip. From this tip to the middle of the interorbital space a ridge is continued which surpasses low supraorbital ridges. Mouth large, inferior and sub-terminal with minute teeth on jaws. 7 branchiostegal rays. No mandibular barbel.

Synonym (s)
Hymenocephalus lethonenmus Jordan & Gilbert, 1904

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Coastal


• Kerala, Off Alleppey INDIA (Depth: 329.18-338.328 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Tholasilingam, T; Venkataraman, G and Krishna Kartha, KN (1964) On some Bathypelagic fishes taken from the Continental slope off the South West Coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Central Marine Fisheries Research Sub-Station, Ernakulam 6(2) 268-284 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1470/1/Tholasilingam_268-284.pdf
  • 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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