Flabby Whalefish, Gyrinomimus grahami Richardson & Garrick 1964

Holotype of the Flabby Whalefish, Gyrinomimus grahami, from South of Cape Palliser, New Zealand, 42°07'S, 174°57'E, depth 1300 fathoms - NMNZ P.3744. Source: Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

Occurs in Australia's subantarctic/Antarctic waters

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Flabby Whalefish, Gyrinomimus grahami Richardson & Garrick 1964


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CAAB Code:37132750

Depth:445-2379 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max Size:31 cm SL

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