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Author: Koefoed, 1927

Bellocia michaelsarsi Koefoed, 1927

Diagnosis: head profile fairly straight over eyes, the latter about equal to snout; tip of upper jaw reaching almost to hind border of eye. Gillrakers 7-9 + 1 + 19-25 = 27-34. Dorsal fin fairly far back on body, its origin well before anal fin origin and not far behind pelvic fin base; pectoral fin rays 15-17. Colour: brownish. Size: to at least 37 cm.

Habitat: engybenthic to bathypelagic, from trawls fished at 2,600-4,000 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: scattered records to the west of Portugal and to the southwest of Ireland. Elsewhere, western North Atlantic.

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

Michael sars smooth-head (Bellocia michaelsarsi)