General: SIlver with crimson fins, large eye, sloping mouth. Long dorsal, highest in front, no anal fin. Caudal fin points up and is relatively small in adults while large in young. Pelvic fin is also long in young, but virtually absent in adults. Young have 3-5 dark spothches along the side.
Size: to 183 cm.
Ocean range (global): Alaska to Chile.
Published depth range: to at least 500 m.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald, and H. Hammann (1983). A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA. 336 pp.
Citation: Trachipterus altivelis (Kner, 1859) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Trachipterus%20altivelis. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-01-18.