Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||49||Public Records:||8|
|Specimens with Sequences:||38||Public Species:||2|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||38||Public BINs:||4|
|Species With Barcodes:||3|
They can be distinguished from the lanternfish only by a few technical characters, such as the position of the anal fin being far behind that of the dorsal fin. Some, but not all, species also lack the light-emitting organs (photophores) of the lanternfish. They are typically between 20 centimetres (7.9 in) and 30 centimetres (12 in) in length.
There are just six known species of neoscopelid, grouped into three genera:
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