Image: Longnose Lancetfish - head

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).

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