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Author: Cocco, 1844

Arnoglossus rueppelli Cocco, 1844

Diagnosis: depth of body more than three times in length of body. Eyes very large, about one-third of length of head. Anterior gill arch with 11 long rakers on lower part. Dorsal finrays 110-118; anal finrays 86-94. Lateral line with about 75 scales. Colour: brownish, sometimes with darker markings; caudal fin with dark vertical band. Size: to about 15 cm SL.

Habitat: benthic in rather deep water (200 550 m). Food: small fishes and invertebrates. Reproduction: spawns in Mediterranean during autumn.

Distribution: Mediterranean and Aegean, eastern Atlantic off northwestern Africa to about 24° N.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Kyle, 1913: 87 | Padoa, 1956b: 805-810.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Arnoglossus rueppelli