Bathylagus pacificus

Alternate names: Pacific blacksmelt, slender blacksmelt

Author: Gilbert, 1890


Size: Maximum length 25 cm.

General: Body slender and compressed; anal fin base long and about twice the length of dorsal fin base; eye diameter about twice snout length; upper end of gill slit reaching above midline of side of body.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Bathypelagic.

Published depth range: 0 - 7700 m

Ocean range (global): North Pacific off the Pacific coast of northern Japan and the Bering Sea to the Gulf of Alaska southward to northern Baja California, Mexico.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Citation: Bathylagus pacificus (Gilbert, 1890) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-01.
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