Image: Juvenile Indian Telescopefish, Gigantura indica

Juvenile Indian Telescopefish, Gigantura indica

A juvenile Indian Telescopefish trawled from a depth of about 80 m, Coral Sea, east-south-east of Cairns, Queensland, 2 December 2010. The scale bar is 2 mm.

Photographer:
Peter Konstantinidis
Rights:
© Peter Konstantinidis

Notes

The fish was identified by Peter Konstantinidis (Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences). The family Giganturidae contains two species in a single genus (G. indica and G. chuni). Both occur in Australian waters.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Gigantura indica, Indian Telescopefish, Giganturidae,