Greater argentine (Argentina silus)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound off the coasts of Scotland as well as western Ireland.
HabitatThe greater argentine is a bathydemersal species schooling near the seabed at a few hundred metres in depth.
- Up to 60 cm in length.
- Pectoral fin is low on the body.
- Adipose dorsal fin present.
- Over 64 lateral line scales.
- Pale greenish yellow above; silvery underneath.
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Last Updated: 02/06/2008