Binocular Fish, Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901

A Binocular Fish, Winteria telescopa, from the Great Australian Bight, South Australlia. Source: John Pogonoski / Australlian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: All rights reserved

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Winteria telescopa in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 May 2024,

Binocular Fish, Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901

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East of Barrow Island, Western Australia, off Newcastle, NSW, and south of TAS; temperate, circumglobal.


Winteria is named for Fritz Winter, the scientific illustrator on the Valdivia Expedition (1888-1899) to subantarctic seas (The Etyfish Project). The specific name telescopa refers to the large telescopic eyes of this species.

Species Citation

Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901, Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Gesamten Naturwissenschaften du Marburg 8: 126. Type locality: Gulf of Guinea [32°36´05"N, 3°27´05"W], depth 3000 m.


Bray, D.J. 2017

Binocular Fish, Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901


Haedrich, R.L. & Craddock, J.E. 1968. Distribution and biology of the opisthoproctid fish Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901. Breviora. Museum of Comparative Zoology 294: 1–11.

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CAAB Code:37099003


Depth:400-2500 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max Size:15 cm SL

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