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Author: Goode & Bean, 1886

Gadomus arcuatus Goode & Bean, 1886

Diagnosis: head fairly large, about 20% SL; snout a little acute, 28-30% head length; eye small, 17.8-26.7% head length; interorbital space, 16.7-20% head length; chin barbel present, at least twice eye diameter. Pyloric caeca 26-27. First finray of pectoral and first two finrays of pelvic fins elongated as filaments, as also (usually) second finray of first dorsal fin; first dorsal fin with 11-13 finrays; pectoral fin with 22-25 finrays, its insertion slightly in advance of pelvic fin base; pelvic fins with 8 finrays, their insertion below first dorsal fin origin. Scales without spinules. Lateral line strongly arched over pectoral fin. No light organ. Colour: generally hrownish, fin membranes, mouth and gill chamber blackish. Size: to at least 60 cm TL.

Habitat: benthopelagic at 600-1,370 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Atlantic off Morocco. Elsewhere, southward to the Canaries, also western Atlantic (Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, off Surinam and Cayenne).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Double thread grenadier (Gadomus arcuatus)