Size / Weight / Age
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m, usually 1 - 10 m
Climate / Range
Tropical; 7°S - 90°S, 100°E - 180°E
In lateral view the head is rounded and usually bounded by a distinct neck crease, lacking dorsal groove; mesethmoid plate reduced and generally in advance of the anterior most nasal ossicle, exposing a large area of the frontal bone; presence of supernumerary bone between nasal ossicles and posterior border of mesethmoid; has a greater length of the antiorbital process and a more closely opposed pterygoid hamuli with medial flanges.
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models