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Author: Günther, 1877

Spectrunculus grandis Günther, 1877

Diagnosis: rather elongate body; length of head more than twice in preanal length; snout longer than eye; anterior nostril with a thick, fleshy raised rim; opercular spine strong. Two median basibranchial tooth patches. Developed gillrakers on anterior arch 5-10. Dorsal finrays 121-148; anal finrays 90-113; pectoral finrays 23-33, pelvic fins with 2 rays in each. Lateral line short. Colour: males dusky cream, females light brown. Size: to about 125 cm SL.

Habitat: post-larvae occur pelagically and juveniles and adults are caught in bottom trawls at 800-1,255 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: oviparous.

Distribution: several specimens in the area from Scotland southwards. Elsewhere, known from the western North Atlantic and eastern South Atlantic and from the Pacific Ocean.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Spectrunculus grandis