Genus Neoscopelus

A genus found worldwide except for the eastern Pacific with three described species - all found in Australian waters.
Characters: photophores present around pectoral fin, in 2-3 rows behind the pelvic fin along the ventral third of the body, and a single row inside the mouth along the side of the tongue; eye moderately large; upper jaw expanded posteriorly, reaching to or slightly beyond the posterior margin of the eye; outer jaw teeth small and villiform, inner row of jaw teeth enlarged and depressible.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Neoscopelus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jun 2024,


Paxton, J.R. & Bray, D.J. 2008. Family Neoscopelidae. pp. 269-270 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.