Mirapinna esau Bertelsen and Marshall, 1956, Eastern Atlantic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Size of only specimen 0.16 in (4 cm). Unusual appearance, head region proportionally small; mouth upturned; pelvic fins huge, projecting dorsally and located at throat, with 8 rays; small pectoral fins located more dorsally, with 13 rays; caudal fin divided into 2 distinct lobes that overlap; single dorsal fin posteriorly located, with 16 rays; anal fin opposite dorsal fin, with 14 rays; skin covered in hairlike protuberances; coloration dark brown.
Known from a single specimen, caught north of the Azores in the Eastern Atlantic.
Only known specimen was caught at the surface.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Copepods were the only food item in the stomach.
Unknown; only known specimen is a juvenile female.
Not listed by IUCN.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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