Animal Species:Pacific Fanfish, Pteraclis aesticola (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Pacific Fanfish have greatly expanded dorsal and anal fins. The species occurs in marine waters throughout much of the Pacific region.
Standard Common Name
The species is silvery, blue-greenish to black with bright blue dorsal and anal fins.
The genus name comes from the Greek word "
It grows to 61 cm in length.
The Pacific Fanfish occurs in marine waters throughout much of the Pacific region.
In Australia it is known from marine waters of northern to central New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
Tags fishes, ichthyology, Pacific Fanfish, Pteraclis aesticola, Bramidae, expanded dorsal and anal fins, marine, compressed body, spiny scales, fan-like fins, silver, blue-green, bright blue fins, 30 cm - 1 m,