Genus Ipnops


A genus of small slender deep-sea fishes with a flattened head and abdomen. The unusual eyes lack a lens and are covered in a large thin bony membrane. Species live on the bottom in depths from about 1300 to about 5000 metres.

The genus contains four species, with two in Australian waters.

Author: Bray, D.J. 2020

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Ipnops in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Feb 2023,


Nielsen, J.G. 1966. Synopsis of the Ipnopidae (Pisces, Iniomi) with descriptions of two new abyssal species. Galathea Report 8: 49-79. pdf