Southern Herring Smelt, Glossanodon australis Kobyliansky 1998

Southern Herring Smelt, Glossanodon australis. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

A herring smelt with a dark longitudinal stripe along the midline above the lateral line, and a pigmented throat region.

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Dianne J. Bray, Glossanodon australis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Dec 2022,

Southern Herring Smelt, Glossanodon australis Kobyliansky 1998

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Coral Sea ff Raine Island, Queensland, to south-east of Crowdy Head, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, west Pacific.


Dorsal fin 11-12; Anal fin 10-11; Pectoral fin 24; Pelvic fin 13-14; Gill rakers 35-39; Vertebrae 50; Teeth on tongue 0-2.
Dentition on lower jaw - a few teeth centrally, teeth absent near symphysis and angle of gape.


Dianne J. Bray

Southern Herring Smelt, Glossanodon australis Kobyliansky 1998


Endo, H. & Nashida, K. 2010. Glossanodon kotakamaru, a new argentine fish from southern Japan (Protacanthopterygii: Argentinidae). Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science (Ser. A) Supplement 4: 119-127.

Fricke, R., Kulbicki, M. & Wantiez, L. 2011. Checklist of the fishes of New Caledonia, and their distribution in the Southwest Pacific Ocean (Pisces). Stuttgarter Beitr├Ąge zur Naturkunde A, Neue Serie 4: 341-463.

Kobyliansky, S.G. 1998. Four new Indo-Pacific species and a new key to species of the genus Glossanodon (Argentinidae). Voprosy Ikhtiologii 38(6): 725-736. [In Russian. English translation in Journal of Ichthyology 38(9): 697-707.]

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CAAB Code:37097003

Depth:140-330 m


Max Size:19 cm SL

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