Author: Swainson, 1838


General: Compare with Antimora microlepis. Distinct silvery color, very long chin barbel, rounded pectoral fins, long first dorsal fin spine, blunt snout with terminal mouth. These are tentative ID's; the anal fin is not notably indented, rather it is just the opposite (E. Burton, personal communication 2017). Possibly Laemonema or Physiculus rastrelliger.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Demersal.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Robert Lea, Emeritus, California Department of Fish and Game.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Alcorn, D. and R. Stone (2012). First records of the genus Lepidion (Gadiformes: Moridae ) from Alaska. Northwestern Naturalist, 93(3): 228–232.

Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto, and N. Scialabba (1990). An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Cods, Hakes, Grenadiers and other Gadiform Fishes Known to Date. FAO, Rome, Italy. 442 pp.

Citation: Lepidion (Swainson, 1838) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Lepidion. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-18.
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