Grey's Deepsea Smelt, Bathylagichthys greyae (Cohen 1958)


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Summary:
Pale, straw-colored ground color. Opercle and snout dusky. Dark pigment distributed on margins of scale pockets 

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Bathylagichthys greyae in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Dec 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/4321

Grey's Deepsea Smelt, Bathylagichthys greyae (Cohen 1958)

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Distribution

East of Maria Island, Tasmania, to southwest of Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in temperate waters.

Features

Dorsal fin 13-14; Anal fin 11-12; Vertebrae 44. 
Body slender body, narrowing toward end of caudal peduncle; pectoral fins short, not reaching origin of dorsal fin; operculum without radial grooves; gill rakers absent from inner surface of epibranchial of first gill arch; swim bladder absent.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Grey's Deepsea Smelt, Bathylagichthys greyae (Cohen 1958)

References


Cohen, D.M. 1958. Two new species of Bathylagus from the western North Atlantic with notes on other species. Breviora. Museum of Comparative Zoology 98: 1-9 

Gon, O. & Stewart, A.L. 2014. A new species of the genus Bathylagichthys (Pisces, Bathylagidae) from New Zealand. Zootaxa 3884(4): 371-378 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3884.4.6  Abstract

Knudsen, S., Nielsen, J. & Uiblein, F. 2015. Bathylagichthys greyae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T18140358A60782640. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T18140358A60782640.en. Downloaded on 09 July 2018.

Kobyliansky, S.G. 1986. Materials for a revision of the family Bathylagidae (Teleostei, Salmoniformes). Transactions. P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology 121: 6-50 (in Russian) 

Kobyliansky, S.G. 1990. Two new species of the genus Bathylagichthys Kobyliansky (Bathylagidae, Salmoniformes) from Southern Hemisphere subpolar waters. Voprosy Ikhtiologii 30(4): 537-542 ( In Russian)

Kobylyanskiy, S.G. 1990. Two new species of the genus Bathylagichthys Kobyliansky (Bathylagidae, Salmoniformes) from Southern Hemisphere subpolar waters. Journal of Ichthyology 30(5): 21-27.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37098004

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:25-900 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic

Max Size:16 cm SL

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