Lepidion capensis Gilchrist, 1922
Lepidion capensis
photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Family:  Moridae (Morid cods)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 457 - 1152 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: southern Namibia (Ref. 27121) and from the Cape to East London in South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 58-61; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 46-48. Greyish in color.
Biology:  Inhabits the continental slope (Ref. 6606).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.03.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.09.98

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