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.
Habitat description: Demersal.
Consulting taxonomist: Robert Lea, Emeritus, California Department of Fish and Game.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
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 2020-08-10.