Highfin Lizardfish, Bathysaurus mollis Günther 1878


A Highfin Lizardfish, Bathysaurus mollis, on the Davidson Seamount, May 2002, depth 2375 m. Source: NOAA/MBARI. License: Public Domain

Summary:
Video of a Highfin Lizardfish, Bathysaurus mollis, swimming above the seafloor, filmed during the NOAA Okeanos 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

Another video of a Highfin Lizardfish (about 47 seconds into the video) also filmed during the NOAA Okeanos 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.


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Bray, D.J. 2017, Bathysaurus mollis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 May 2017, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5326

Highfin Lizardfish, Bathysaurus mollis Günther 1878

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Distribution

Great Australian Bight, South Australia, depth 3930-4250 m. Elsewhere the species is bathydemersal on the continental rise and the abyss, most often below 2,000 m, in water colder than 4°C. Larvae are pelagic in near-surface midwaters.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Highfin Lizardfish, Bathysaurus mollis Günther 1878

References


de Bruyne, G., Carpenter, K.E. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 2015. Bathysaurus mollis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T195001A15535158. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T195001A15535158.en. Downloaded on 12 May 2017.

Sulak, K.J. 1984. Synodontidae (including Macristiidae and Bathysauridae). In: P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, pp. 405-411. UNESCO, Paris.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37118031

Biology:Synchronous hermaphrodite

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1550-4903 m

Habitat:Bathydemersal, continental rise & abyss

Max Size:70 cm SL

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