Silver deepsea smelt
soft rays: 15 - 16. Deep body, evenly narrowed toward the end of caudal peduncle. Maximum depth slightly about level of pectoral fin base for 2.37-8.15 cm specimens. Caudal peduncle short and narrow. Pectorals short, not reaching origin of dorsal fin. Radial pattern on operculum present. Gill rakers on the inner surface of epibranchial of first gill arch (Ref. 33679).