Saccogaster brayae Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen 2012

Holotype of Saccogaster brayae, NMV A 29655-002, from off north-western Australia, depth 250-258 m. Source: M. Krag / Natural History Museum of Denmark. License: All rights reserved

Known from a single female specimen collected off northwestern Australia in 250-258 m.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Saccogaster brayae in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 May 2024,

Saccogaster brayae Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen 2012

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North-east of Exmouth, Western Australia (21 00'S, 114 39'E) in 250-258 m.


In preservative: body brown with slightly darker pigment dorsally; head dusky with dark pigment and a dark brown stripe from the eye to the rear of the gill cover. After five years of preservation body uniformly brownish with faint dark pigmentation dorsally.

Species Citation

Saccogaster brayae Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen 2012, Zootaxa 3579: 7, figs 3, 4, 25. Type locality: ♂, off North-western WA [21°00'49"S, 114°39'09"E to 21°00'47"S, 114°38'54"E].


Bray, D.J. 2017


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Saccogaster brayae Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen 2012


Nielsen, J.G., Schwarzhans, W. & Cohen, D.M. 2012. Revision of Hastatobythites and Saccogaster (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with three new species and a new genus. Zootaxa 3579: 1-36

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CAAB Code:37228119


Depth:250–258 m


Max Size:36 mm SL


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