Combside Hatchetfish, Polyipnus latirastrus Harold & Last 1994


Illustration of the holotype of the Combside Hatchetfish, Polyipnus latirastrus - CSIRO H.2168-01. Source: G. Davis / Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
An unusual hatchetfish that lacks an adipose fin and has the third OVA and L photophores positioned ventrally on the side. The posttemporal has only a single spine, unlike other members of the Polyipnus spinosus species group. 

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Dianne J. Bray, Polyipnus latirastrus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4540

Combside Hatchetfish, Polyipnus latirastrus Harold & Last 1994

References


Last, P.R. & A.S. Harold. 1994. Polyipnus latirastrus n. sp., a new and unusual hatchetfish (Stomiiformes: Sternoptychidae) from the western Pacific. Copeia 1994(1): 210-215.

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CAAB Code:37107020

Depth:700-900 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic

Max Size:9 cm SL

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