Shortnose Lancetfish, Alepisaurus brevirostris Gibbs 1960


Other Names: Shortsnout Lancetfish, Shortsnouted Handsawfish

A juvenile Shortsnout Lancetfish, Alepisaurus brevirostris, collected during the 2003 NORFANZ Expedition to survey seamount chains in the Tasman Sea. Source: Mark McGrouther / NORFANZ Founding Parties . License: All rights reserved


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Dianne J. Bray, Alepisaurus brevirostris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4021

Shortnose Lancetfish, Alepisaurus brevirostris Gibbs 1960

References


  • Bray, D.J. 2008. Family Alepisauridae. pp. 265-266 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.Gibbs, R.H. 1960. Alepisaurus brevirostris, a new species of lancetfish from the western North Atlantic. Breviora 123: 1-14 figs 1-3

  • Glover, C.J.M. 1994. Families Paralepididae, Alepisauridae. pp. 271-275 figs 242-245 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

    Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H (eds) 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

    Quick Facts


    CAAB Code:37128002

    Biology:Synchronous hermaphrodites

    Depth:200-1300 m

    Feeding:Voracious carnivore

    Habitat:Pelagic

    Max Size:96 cm

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