Size: To at least 122 cm.
General: Coloration overall silvery grey to greyish-brown in young, turning to chocolate brown or blackish in some adults; fins generally light in juveniles, dark in adults. Difficult to distinguish from C. filifer when dark (see C. acrolepis-filifer complex).
Published depth range: California: 600 - 2500 m.
Ocean range (global): Southern Bering Sea to central Baja.
Habitat description: Demersal.
Consulting taxonomist: Jeff Drazen, University of Hawai`i at Manoa.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Citation: Coryphaenoides acrolepis ((Bean, 1884) ) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Coryphaenoides%20acrolepis. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-06-03.