Binocular Fish, Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901


A Binocular Fish, Winteria telescopa, from the Great Australian Bight, South Australlia. Source: John Pogonoski / Australlian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: All rights reserved


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Bray, D.J. 2017, Winteria telescopa in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/3632

Binocular Fish, Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901

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Distribution

East of Barrow Island, Western Australia, off Newcastle, NSW, and south of TAS; temperate, circumglobal.

Etymology

Winteria is named for Fritz Winter, the scientific illustrator on the Valdivia Expedition (1888-1899) to subantarctic seas (The Etyfish Project). The specific name telescopa refers to the large telescopic eyes of this species.

Species Citation

Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901, Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Gesamten Naturwissenschaften du Marburg 8: 126. Type locality: Gulf of Guinea [32°36´05"N, 3°27´05"W], depth 3000 m.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Binocular Fish, Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901

References


Haedrich, R.L. & Craddock, J.E. 1968. Distribution and biology of the opisthoproctid fish Winteria telescopa Brauer 1901. Breviora. Museum of Comparative Zoology 294: 1–11.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37099003

Biology:Bioluminescent

Depth:400-2500 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max Size:15 cm SL

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