Lyconus brachycolus Holt & Byrne, 1906
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 Family:  Merlucciidae (Merluccid hakes), subfamily: Merlucciinae
 Max. size:  52.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 150 - 997 m
 Distribution:  Northwest Atlantic: off Canada. Northeast Atlantic: southwest of Ireland, Madeira, and off Saharian coasts (Ref. 6524).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11. Caudal fin small (Ref. 12204).
 Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 12204, 58452) found on the muddy slope of the continental shelf (Ref. 6524). Juveniles are captured from 150-700 m depth range (Ref. 58452). Biology unknown (Ref. 12204). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 58452.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 19.06.93
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 12.09.08
 Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 06.05.94

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