Image: Childish Pearleye, Benthalbella infans

Childish Pearleye, Benthalbella infans

A juvenile Childish Pearleye trawled at a depth between 600 m and 850 m, off Holmes Reef, 50 nautical miles east of the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Australia, 4 December 2010. The specimen is registered in the Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection (AMS I.45478-008).

Peter Konstantinidis
© Peter Konstantinidis


The fish was identified by John Paxton and Peter Konstantinidis (Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences) as Benthalbella sp. There is currently a single species of Benthalbella recorded from Australian waters, B. infans, the Childish Pearleye.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Childish Pearleye, Benthalbella infans, Scopelarchidae,