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

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. 2022, Mesovagus antipodum in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 May 2024,

Black Whiptail, Mesovagus antipodum Hubbs & Iwamoto 1977


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

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CAAB Code:37232035


Depth:700-1300 m


Max Size:66 cm TL

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