Animal Species:Twofin Flashlightfish, Anomalops katoptron (Bleeker, 1856)
The Twofin Flashlightfish has a large light organ below both eyes. The video below shows a fish swimming at night.
It occurs in tropical marine Indo-Pacific waters.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
- Species account on the AFD site.
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology