Tribute Spiderfish, Bathypterois guentheri Alcock 1889

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

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

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Dianne J. Bray, Bathypterois guentheri in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Jan 2020,

Tribute Spiderfish, Bathypterois guentheri Alcock 1889

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Indo-west Pacific.


Meristic features: Dorsal fin 13; Anal fin 11. 


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


Dianne J. Bray

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CAAB Code:37123005


Depth:800-1500 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller

Max Size:26 cm SL

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