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.

Standard Common Name

Twofin Flashlightfish

Distribution

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.

Anomalops katoptron

Classification

Species:
katoptron
Genus:
Anomalops
Family:
Anomalopidae
Order:
Beryciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

Further Reading

  1. Species account on the AFD site.

References

  1. 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
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