Laemonema barbatulum Goode & Bean, 1883
Shortbeard codling
Laemonema barbatulum
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Moridae (Morid cods)
Max. size:  33 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 50 - 1620 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Canada to French Guiana.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 69-76; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 57-63. Body low and slender with small deciduous scales (Ref. 31160). Upper jaw reaching below middle of eye; teeth on jaws forming a band, outer series enlarged; first dorsal fin ray produced; anterior part of anal fin elevated; no distinct blackish mark on posterior end of dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 13608) - last phrase conflicting with Ref. 31160.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.01.98
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 20.07.07

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