Lestrolepis intermedia (Poey, 1868)
photo by Fischer, L.G.

Family:  Paralepididae (Barracudinas)
Max. size:  33.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 35 - 1320 m
Distribution:  Circumtropical in all oceans.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 40-44; Vertebrae: 91-98. Body pale with dark dorsal band (Ref. 4056).
Biology:  Oceanic species (Ref. 26340). Epi- to bathypelagic, perhaps benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Young found between 10-200 m while juvenile and adult specimens between 400-800 m (Ref. 4473). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 4473.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 11.11.14
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 19.08.94

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