Glossanodon pygmaeus Cohen, 1958
Pygmy argentine
photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

 Family:  Argentinidae (Argentines or herring smelts)
 Max. size:  11.25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 92 - 458 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: South Carolina to southern Florida, in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and off Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and northern Brazil.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal soft rays: 11-13. Slender body. Swim bladder lacking silvery pigment. Light tan ground color in alcohol (Ref. 37473).
 Biology:  Inhabits muddy, sand and gravel bottom (Ref. 37473). Sexual maturity reached around 8 cm SL, with female of 7.72 cm SL with ripe eggs and male of 8.66 cm SL with well-developed testes (Ref. 84005).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.04.10

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