Pacific Fanfish have greatly expanded dorsal and anal fins. The species occurs in marine waters throughout much of the Pacific region.
The species is silvery, blue-greenish to black with bright blue dorsal and anal fins.
The genus name comes from the Greek word "
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.
Ozcam map of Pacific Fanfish specimens in the Australian Museums. http://ozcam.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?q=Pteraclis%20aesticola&zoom=off#mapView