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Author: Risso, 1810

Parophidion vassali Risso, 1810

Diagnosis: long and slender body. Rostral spine weak or absent. Anterior gill arch with 4 elongate rakers. Dorsal finrays 127-135, anal finrays 100-110. Colour: brownish; fins red. Size: to about 250 mm SL.

Habitat: on the deeper parts of the continental shelf. Food: no data. Reproduction: oviparous.

Distribution: western Mediterranean, from Gibraltar to the Adriatic Sea.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Padoa, 1956: 755.
Otoliths (sagitta). Bauzá-Rullán, 1956: 5.

Parophidion vassali