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Author: Jensen, 1901

Lycodes eudipleurostictus Jensen, 1901

Diagnosis: body fairly elongate, its depth 10-12% TL at anal origin, covered with scales up to pelvic fins and back before dorsal fin origin, also most of unpaired fins. Maxillary and palatine tooth rows nearly equal. Pectoral finrays 20-22, border more or less emarginate; preanal distance 37-41% TL. Lateral line double, with ventral and midlateral branches (both distinct). Vertebrae 105-112. Colour: brown, with 5-8 narrow, pale cross-bars continued onto dorsal and anal fins; peritoneum black. Size: to 45 cm, usually 25-35 cm.

Habitat: benthic on muddy bottoms at 200-914 m, rarely in shallower waters, with bottom temperatures mostly near or below O °C. Food: bottom crustaceans, polychaetes, ophiurids, priapulids. Reproduction: probably in autumn; eggs demersal, about 123-260, about 8 mm diameter.

Distribution: Norwegian and north-eastern Greenland seas, north-western Barents Sea, around Spitsbergen. Elsewhere, Severnaya Zemlya, Beaufort Sea, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Collett, 1905: 121 | Jensen, 1952: 13.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Lycodes eudipleurostictus