Image: Longnose Lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox

Longnose Lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox

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).


  1. 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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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Alepisaurus ferox, Longnose Lancetfish, Alepisauridae,