Genus Trachipterus

Members of the genus Trachipterus are typically pelagic in open waters of the world oceans. Six species are known worldwide, with a single species, T. arawatae recorded from subtropical and temperate waters of Australia.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2021

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Trachipterus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Apr 2024,


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