Pseudoscopelus australis Prokofiev & Kukuev 2006

Other Names: Southern Linebelly Swallower

Radiograph of a Pseudoscopelus australis, MCZ 60731. Source: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Bray, D.J. 2016, Pseudoscopelus australis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Jul 2022,

Pseudoscopelus australis Prokofiev & Kukuev 2006

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Known from the South Tasman Rise, Tasmania and off Albany, Western Australia, in depths of 410-1200 m. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in the Southern Ocean and cold temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere (from 31 to 60 deg S).


Bray, D.J. 2016

Pseudoscopelus australis Prokofiev & Kukuev 2006


Melo, M.R.S. 2010. A revision of the genus Pseudoscopelus L├╝tken (Chiasmodontidae: Acanthomorphata) with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 2710:1-78. 

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CAAB Code:37402010

Behaviour:Meso- to bathypelagic

Depth:410-1200 m

Max weight:20 cm SL

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