Lepidopus calcar Parin & Mikhailin, 1982
Hawaiian ridge scabbardfish
photo by FAO

Family:  Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes), subfamily: Lepidopodinae
Max. size:  79 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 270 - 350 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: known only from type locality at Colahan Seamount of Hawaiian Submarine Ridge (31°01'N, 175°53'W).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 91-93; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 44-47; Vertebrae: 98-100. Second anal fin spine stout and spur-like. Body dark brown, becoming lighter ventrally; the opercle black, inside of the mouth and gill cavities black.
Biology:  Maximum standard length recorded only from 3 specimens.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 24.11.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.09.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 24.02.94

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