Genus Bolinichthys

A lanternfish genus with 3 (2+1) Prc photophores; a crescent of white tissue in the posterior half of the iris; posterodorsal margin of the operculum sharply pointed, rear margin is noticeably anteriorly concave and webbed with darkly pigmented skin, even in juveniles. Species in the genus also differ from other lanternfish genera in a number of osteological characters.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2020

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Bolinichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 01 Dec 2023,


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