Longray Fangjaw, Bonapartia pedaliota Goode & Bean 1896

A Longray Fangjaw, Bonapartia pedaliota - MCZ 144395. Source: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

A fangjaw with a silvery gill cover and  peritoneum, with the the lower part of the tail transparent, and a single row of body photophores.

Video of a Longray Fangjaw, taken by an Okeanos Explorer ROv during the Windows to the Deep 2018: Exploration of the Southeast U.S. Continental Margin expedition, June 2018.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Bonapartia pedaliota in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Mar 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3919

Longray Fangjaw, Bonapartia pedaliota Goode & Bean 1896

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Recorded from off northwestern Australia, and off north-eastern Tasmania. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in tropical to temperate waters. Large individuals inhabit deeper waters that smaller fish.


Dorsal fin 16-20; Anal fin 28-31; Pectoral-fin rays 14 to 16. 
Anal fin with elongate anterior rays. Single row of body photophores; OA photophores absent; photophores absent from isthmus.


Feeds on zooplankton

Species Citation

Bonapartia pedaliota Goode & Bean 1896,  Oceanic ichthyology 2: 102, fig. 120. Type locality: Gulf Stream, off Florida, USA [25°20´N, 79°58´W].


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Longray Fangjaw, Bonapartia pedaliota Goode & Bean 1896


Badcock, J. 1984. Gonostomatidae, pp. 284-301. In P.J.P. Whitehead, P.J.P., Bauchot, M.-L., Hureau, J.-C., Nielsen, J. & Tortonese, E. (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Paris : UNESCO Vol. 1 510 pp. figs.

Goode, G.B. & Bean, T.H. 1896. Oceanic ichthyology. Special Bulletin. United States National Museum 2: 1-553 pls 1-123 [dated 1895] 

Harold, A. 2015. Bonapartia pedaliota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T190176A42691659. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T190176A42691659.en. Downloaded on 21 June 2018.

Mukhacheva, V.A. 1976. Systematics and distribution of Bonapartia Goode and Bean, and Margrethia Jespersen and Tåning (Gonostomatidae, Osteichthyes). Trudy Instituta Okeanologii. Akademiya Nauk SSSR. Moskva 104: 73-91 figs 1-4 (in Russian)

Schaefer, S., Johnson, R.K. & Badcock, J. 1986. Gonostomatidae, pp. 247-253.  In Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds). Smith's Sea Fishes. Johannesburg : Macmillan South Africa xx + 1047 pp. 144 pls.

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CAAB Code:37106012

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:100-1500 m


Max Size:8 cm TL

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