Image: Pinkbreast Siphonfish, Siphamia roseigaster

Pinkbreast Siphonfish, Siphamia roseigaster

A Pinkbreast Siphonfish caught at a depth of 6 m, Iluka Marina on the north side of the Clarence River, New South Wales, 6 December 2002.

Mark McGrouther
© Australian Museum


The silver-coloured organ on the ventral surface contains bacteria that can emit light.

The specimen is now registered in the Australian Museum fish collection (AMS I.41858-011).


Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.

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