Bathytroctes oligolepis

Common Name

Oddscale Smoothhead

Year Described

Krefft, 1970

Identification

Dorsal Fin: 14-16
Anal Fin: 13-14
Pectoral Fin: 10-11
Pelvic Fin: 7
Transverse Scale Rows:
Gill Rakers: 6+1+19
Branchiostegal Rays:
Pyloric Caeca:
Vertebrae: 41-43

Body moderately elongate and slender, with a large head. Eyes larger than snout length. Teeth present in a single row in upper and lower jaws. Rear margin of jaw extends to the posterior margin of orbit. Two supramaxilla above maxilla. Dorsal fin origin anterior to anal fin origin. Pectoral fins fairly large. Scales absent on head. Body scales moderate.

Color

Body uniformly brown.

Range

One record from off the northeastern tip of Brazil.

References

Matheus Maia de Souza Pereira. 2015. Diversidade e distribuição geográfica das espécies de Alepocephaloidei (Teleostei: Argentiniformes) na Zona Econômica Exclusiva do Brasil. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Unpublished Masters thesis.