Lyconodes argenteus Gilchrist, 1922
photo by SFSA

Family:  Merlucciidae (Merluccid hakes)
Max. size:  4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known from one specimen taken off the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 110; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 94. Darker above, pale below (Ref. 6605).
Biology:  Pelagic juvenile phase (Ref. 58452).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.03.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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