Image: Longnose Lancetfish - head
Head and anterior region of the dorsal fin of a Longnose Lancetfish found by Stan Fenton, washed up on Blinky beach, Lord Howe Island, August 2012. The fish is now registered in the fish collection (I.46137-001).
- Jimmy Maher
- © Jimmy Maher
The dorsal fin origin is positioned above the rear margin of the operculum. It's anterior rays are long. The snout is longer than the aptly named Shortnose-Lancetish (at least 40% HL vs. less than 40% HL).