Flatscale Triangular Batfish, Malthopsis bulla Ho & Last 2021



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Bray, D.J. 2021, Malthopsis bulla in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Aug 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/5576

Flatscale Triangular Batfish, Malthopsis bulla Ho & Last 2021

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Distribution

North-West Shelf, Arafura and Timor Seas, Western Australia.

Features

Spinules absent on the interspaces between the bucklers of the ventral surface.

Etymology

The specific name if from the Latin bulla (= knob) in reference to the flattened bucklers covering the entire body.

Species Citation

Malthopsis bulla Ho & Last 2021, Bulletin of Marine Science 97(1): 177, Figs. 6-7. Type locality: Northwest of Port Hedland, North-West Shelf, Western Australia, 18°12'S, 118°14'E, depth 269 m.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Flatscale Triangular Batfish, Malthopsis bulla Ho & Last 2021

References


Ho, H.-C. & Last, P.R. 2020. Review of the batfish genus Malthopsis from Australia (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae), with descriptions of five new species. Bulletin of Marine Science 97(1): 165-218. https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2020.0037

Quick Facts


Depth:143-1023 m

Habitat:Demersal, bathydermersal

Max Size:8.7 cm SL

Native:Endemic

Species Maps

CAAB distribution map