Barbel without pigment, tapering to end, lacking swelling or bulb (Ref. 37473). Body moderately elongate and slender. Maxillary teeth closely spaced. Serial photophores not broken into small groups. Luminous patches present on margin of operculum. Black in color (Ref. 37039).
- McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm 1998 Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1112p. (Ref. 37039) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=37039&speccode=2308
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