Tribute Spiderfish, Bathypterois guentheri Alcock 1889


Tribute Spiderfish, Bathypterois guentheri. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A pale tripodfish with a bluish-black head, two darkish bands, fins black except caudal fin which is white distally.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Bathypterois guentheri in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/3323

Tribute Spiderfish, Bathypterois guentheri Alcock 1889

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Distribution

Indo-west Pacific.

Features

Meristic features: Dorsal fin 13; Anal fin 11. 

Biology

Tripodfish are synchronous hermaphrodites, meaning that they possess both active male and active female reproductive organs at the same time. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37123005

Biology:Hermaphrodite

Depth:800-1500 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller

Max Size:26 cm SL

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