Starry Slickhead, Photostylus pycnopterus Beebe 1933

Other Names: Starry Smooth-head

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Starry Slickhead, Photostylus pycnopterus Beebe 1933

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Recorded in Australia from off Port Hedland, WA, and off Newcastle, NSW to SE of St Helens, TAS; tropical, temperate, circumglobal.


Dianne J. Bray

Starry Slickhead, Photostylus pycnopterus Beebe 1933


Flynn, A.J. & Pogonoski, J.J. 2012. Guide to Mesopelagic Fishes of the Southern Tasman Sea. Hobart, Australia : CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research i-v + 221 pp.

Sazonov, Y.I. & Markle, D.F. 1999. Family Alepocephalidae. pp. 1888-1893 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. 

Sazonov, Y.I. & Williams, A. 2001. A review of the alepocephalid fishes (Argentiniformes, Alepocephalidae) from the continental slope of Australia: Part I. Journal of Ichthyology 41(suppl. 1): 1-36.

Tsukamoto, Y., Aizawa, M. & Okiyama, M. 1992. First record of the alepocephalid fish, Photostylus pycnopterus, from Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 39(3): 255-258.

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