Tanned Bristlemouth, Cyclothone pallida Brauer 1902

Other Names: Tan Bristlemouth

A Tanned Bristlemouth, Cyclothone pallida, filmed by an ROV in mideaters on the Musicians Seamounts in the Central Pacific, 24 September 2017. Source: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts. License: CC by Attribution

A pale to dark brown bristlemouth with a transparent or slightly pigmented area immediately before the origins of the anal and dorsal fins, pigmented median finrays and internasal area, and meningeal pigment extending to the level of the rear margin of the eye. 

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Tanned Bristlemouth, Cyclothone pallida Brauer 1902


Brauer, A. 1902. Diagnosen von neuen Tiefseefischen, welche von der Valdivia-Expedition gesammelt sind. Zoologischer Anzeiger 25(668): 277-298

Mukhacheva, V.A. 1974. Cyclothones (gen. Cyclothone, fam. Gonostomatidae) of the World Ocean and their distribution. Trudy Instituta Okeanologii. Akademiya Nauk SSSR. Moskva 96: 189-234 figs 1-10 [in Russian]

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CAAB Code:37106018

Habitat:Meso- to bathypelagic

Max Size:5 cm TL

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