Brachiopsilus dossenus Last & Gledhill 2009

Other Names: Humpback Handfish

A Humpback Handfish, Brachiopsilus dossenus - NMV A 29405–002, holotype, 65.0 mm SL, preserved specimen. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

A rare handfish known only from off Marlo, eastern Victoria, and Flinders Island, eastern Bass Strait, Tasmania, and from off Maria Island, eastern Tasmania.

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Dianne J. Bray, Brachiopsilus dossenus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Jun 2023,

Brachiopsilus dossenus Last & Gledhill 2009


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.

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CAAB Code:37209010

Depth:20-226 m


Max Size:15 cm TL


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