Bathylagichthys longipinnis (Kobyliansky 1985)

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Bathylagichthys longipinnis (Kobyliansky 1985)

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East of Maria Island, Tasmania, eastwards into the southern Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the temperate, Atlantic-Indo-west Pacific.


Dorsal fin 12-13; Anal fin 13; Vertebrae 42; Branchiostegal rays 4; Pyloric caeca 8-10.
Greatest body depth 18-23% SL; swin bladder roundish swim bladder; no radial pattern on operculum; gill rakers absent from inner surface of epibranchial on first gill arch. Dorsal-fin base longer than anal-fin base; pectoral fins extending far beyond dorsal-fin origin. 

Species Citation

Bathylagus longipinnis Kobyliansky 1985, Voprosy Ikhtiologii 25(1): 52, Fig. 1. Type locality: Southwestern Indian Ocean close to southeastern Atlantic, depth 200-0 m [41°34'S, 22°41'E]. 


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Bathylagichthys longipinnis (Kobyliansky 1985)


Flynn, A.J. & Pogonoski, J.J. 2012. Guide to Mesopelagic Fishes of the Southern Tasman Sea. Hobart, Australia : CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research i-v + 221 pp. 

Gon, O. & Stewart, A.L. 2015. Family Bathylagidae. pp. 337-345 in Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 2 pp. 1-576. 

Kobyliansky, S.G. 1985. Material for the revision of the genus Bathylagus Günther (Bathylagidae): the group of "light" deepsea smelts. Voprosy Ikhtiologii 25(1): 51-67 (in Russian)

Kobyliansky, S.G. 1985. Material for the revision of the genus Bathylagus Günther (Bathylagidae): the group of "light" deepsea smelts. Journal of Ichthyology 25(2): 1–17. 

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)

Kobyliansky, 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:37098009

Depth:75-600 m


Max Size:12 cm SL

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