Greater eelpout (Lycodes esmarkii)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound off northern Scotland.
HabitatThe greater eelpout is a bathydemersal species usually found at depths over 200 m off soft bottoms.
- Elongate body up to 70 cm in length.
- Continuous and joined dorsal and anal fins.
- Body depth is 12-14% its length at the origin of the anal fin.
- Minute pelvic fins.
- White markings above.
- No pyloric caeca.
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Last Updated: 02/06/2008