Pink Handfish, Brachiopsilus dianthus Last & Gledhill 2009


Pink Handfish, Brachiopsilus dianthus - CSIRO H 4995–01, holotype, 99.5 mm SL. Source: Karen Gowlett-Holmes. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A very rare handfish with a mottled pinkish-red body with darker reddish fins. The species is only known from waters of the Tasman Peninsula and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania - and was last seen in 1999.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Brachiopsilus dianthus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2676

Pink Handfish, Brachiopsilus dianthus Last & Gledhill 2009

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Distribution

Tasman Peninsula and D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania.

Etymology

Brachiopsilus is from the Latin brachium meaning 'arm', and psilos meaning 'bare' or 'smooth', in reference to the smooth body and arm-like pectoral fins. The specific name dianthus means 'carnation' or 'pink' in reference to the pinkish colour of this species.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Pink Handfish, Brachiopsilus dianthus Last & Gledhill 2009

References


Last, P.R. & Gledhill, D.C. 2009. A revision of the Australian handfishes (Lophiiformes: Brachionichthyidae), with descriptions of three new genera and nine new species. Zootaxa 2252: 1-77.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37209009

Depth:38 m

Habitat:Benthic

Max Size:10 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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