Diagnosis: D 16; A 14; P 13; V 8; other characters: see family. Size: only known specimen 39.5 mm.
Habitat: caught at surface. Food: stomach content copepods. Reproduction: no data.
Distribution: only one known specimen caught north of the Azores (47° 20' N, 22° 30' W). (Re-examination by author of a specimen from the Pacific, referred to as this species by Fourmanoir (1971), showed that it is a poorly preserved specimen of Parataeniophorus).
Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data. Otoliths (sagitta). No data.
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata Superclass Gnathostomata Class Osteichthyes Order Cetomimiformes Family Mirapinnidae Genus Mirapinna Species Mirapinna esau