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Author: (Zugmayer, 1911)

Rhadinesthes decimus (Zugmayer, 1911)

Diagnosis: body long, slender. Teeth in jaws all relatively small, none enlarged as fangs, with widely spaced, slightly curved short teeth on posterior part of upper jaw; well-separated short spines on gill bars. Gaps present in lateral and ventral photophore rows in area between pelvic insertion and anal fin origin. Dorsal fin origin considerably behind pelvic fin insertion; no dorsal adipose fin. Colour: head and body black; a pale line of luminous material may be present beginning behind post-orbital organ and running along side of body for much of its length. Size: to more than 400 mm SL.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: Bay of Biscay (about 37° N) and south. Elsewhere, eastern Atlantic to 27° S, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. None known.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Rhadinesthes decimus