Longspine Beardfish, Polymixia longispina Deng, Xiong & Zhan 1983

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Longspine Beardfish, Polymixia longispina Deng, Xiong & Zhan 1983

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Off the Northwest Shelf, Western Australia, and off Cape York, Queensland, to off Gabo Island, Victoria. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Western and Central North Pacific.


Dorsal fin V, 29-32; Anal fin IV, 14-16; Vertebrae 29.

Species Citation

Polymixia longispina Deng, Xiong & Zhan 1983, Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 8(3): 317, figs 1, 2B. Type locality: China Sea, depth 270-278 m. 


Bray, D.J. 2017


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Longspine Beardfish, Polymixia longispina Deng, Xiong & Zhan 1983


Polymixia longispina Deng, S.-M., Xiong, G.-Q. & Zhan, H.-X. 1983. Two new species of deep sea fishes from the east China Sea. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 8(3): 317-322.

Kotlyar, A.N. 1993. A new species of the genus Polymixia (Polymixiidae, Beryciformes) from the Kyushu-Palau submarine ridge and notes on the other members of the genus. Journal of Ichthyology 33(3): 30-49.

Shinohara, G., Endo, H. & Matsuura, K. 1996. Deep-water fishes collected from the Pacific coast of northern Honshu, Japan. Monographs of the National Science Museum Tokyo 29: 153-185.

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CAAB Code:37253003

Depth:190–670 m

Max Size:14 cm SL

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