General: Compare with Dibranchus sp. A. Body elongate, rugose (small papillae), large walking pectoral fins. ID'd from specimen D732A, and based on the absence of teeth on the palate and the presence of long tubercle spines on the body and tail.
Habitat description: Benthic.
Consulting taxonomist: H.J. Walker, Jr., Collection Manager, Marine Vertebrate Collection, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Consulting taxonomist: Natalya Gallo, Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.
Verified MBARI depth distribution: 724 - 1560 m (March 2016).
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Citation: Dibranchus hystrix (Garman, 1899) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Dibranchus%20hystrix. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-05.