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Dorsal-fin rays 9; anal-fin rays 12–13; pectoral-fin rays (rarely 10) 11; total gill rakers 18–22; vertebrae 38–39 (rarely 40). Medium size species rarely exceeding 70 mm SL; body more evenly tapered than others in genus; body depth at end of dorsal greater than 3.5 times into SL; caudal peduncle long and narrow, its depth less length of subcaudal photophore group; spine low, its height less one-third its length; post-temporal short; jaws large; teeth short, recurved, spine short; postabdominal spines of equal size, curving; dorsal pre-opercle spine directed latero-anteriorly; ventral preopercle spine long, curved anteriorly; jaws large; teeth short, recurved, better developed in lower jaw; gill rakers long, closely set ; in preservative, trunk region exhibits cross pigment striations with well-defined, midlateral line.


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Source: Deep-sea Fishes of the World

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