Stephanoberyx monae Gill, 1883, Western North Atlantic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Length 3.9 in (10 cm). Head region proportionally large with many ridges; round eyes; mouth large extending posteriorly beyond level of eyes; single dorsal fin located posteriorly, with 1–3 poorly developed spines and 11–13 rays; anal fin terminating at level of dorsal fin, with 1–3 spines and 11–12 rays; pectoral fins with 12–13 rays; pelvic fins rudimentary and abdominal, with 5 rays; caudal fin with supports over and under caudal peduncle, with 8–11 spines on upper and lower aspects; body covered in scales that have small spines; coloration dark brown.
Western North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Presumably bathypelagic or demersal in relatively deep waters 1,115–15,673 ft (340–4,777 m).
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Unknown, but its large gape suggests it may feed on fishes and invertebrates.
Essentially unknown; two specimens measuring 3 in (8 cm) were sexually mature.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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