Lepidion natalensis Gilchrist, 1922
Lepidion natalensis
photo by SFSA

Family:  Moridae (Morid cods)
Max. size:  41 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 370 - 916 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: off Natal and off the west coast of South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 59-65; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 49-52. Body greyish-pink in color, vertical fins darker (Ref. 6606).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Rarely collected. Minimum depth reported from Ref. 57178.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.12.96

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