Antarctic Deepsea Smelt, Bathylagus antarcticus Click to enlarge image
An Antarctic Deepsea Smelt trawled by Ken Graham on FRV Kapala, at a depth of approximately 1100 m, off Shoalhaven Bight, New South Wales, 2 Aug 1984. Kapala fieldnumber K 84-11-08. Image: Ken Graham
© Ken Graham @ DPI Fisheries

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    antarcticus
    Genus
    Bathylagus

An Antarctic Deepsea Smelt trawled by Ken Graham on FRV Kapala, at a depth of approximately 1100 m, off Shoalhaven Bight, New South Wales, 2 Aug 1984. Kapala fieldnumber K 84-11-08.


Notes

A single species of Bathylagus is known from Australian waters.

The fish in the image is registered in the Australian Museum Fish Collection (AMS I.25275-002).