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Author: (Risso, 1820)

Paralepis coregonoides (Risso, 1820)

Diagnosis: body moderately elongate, its depth about 8-12 times in SL. Head 3.5-4.5 times in SL; upper jaw distinctly shorter than snout, its tip more than twice lenght of next longest. Dorsal fin well behind midpoint 14-15; pelvic fins a little before dorsal fins origin, with 9 finrays; anal fin far back, with 22-24 finrays. Lateral line scales 59-61. Vertebrea 67-73. Colour: brownish, lighter below. Size: to 30 cm.

Habitat: meso- to bethypelagic over deep waters, juveniles epi- to mesopelagic. Food: carnivorous; fishes, occasionally planktonic organisms. Reproduction: continuous from March to September in temperate waters.

Distribution: northward to the Arctic Circle, but absent from Baltic; western Mediterranean. Elsewhere, southward to the Canaries; also western Atlantic.

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

Subspecies:

P. coregonoides borealis Reinhardt, 1837: Atlantic.
Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

P. coregonoides coregonoides: lower anal finary and vertebral counts; Mediterranean.
Eggs, larvae and young stages. Ege, 1930: 29-45 | Tortonese, 1956: 906-908 | Rofen, 1966: 265-268.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Paralepis coregonoides