Black Whiptail, Mesovagus antipodum Hubbs & Iwamoto 1977


Other Names: Black Javelinfish

A Black Whiptail, Mesovagus antipodum (formerly Mesobius antipodum), from the Norfolk Ridge in the Tasman Sea. Source: NORFANZ Founding Parties. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
The Black Whiptail is swarthy to bluish-black in colour, with a greyish-brown tail. 
This species was previously known as Mesobius antipodum (Nakayama & Endo 2016).

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J., Mesovagus antipodum in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/3791

Black Whiptail, Mesovagus antipodum Hubbs & Iwamoto 1977

References


Nakayama, N. & Endo, H. 2016. Mesovagus, a replacement name for the grenadier genus Mesobius Hubbs and Iwamoto 1977 (Actinopterygii: Gadiformes: Macrouridae), a junior homonym of Mesobius Chamberlin 1951 (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae). Ichthyological Research Online early DOI:10.1007/s10228-016-0531-x

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CAAB Code:37232035

Biology:Bioluminescent

Depth:700-1300 m

Habitat:Bathypelagic

Max Size:66 cm TL

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