Birdsnout Whalefish, Rhamphocetichthys savagei Click to enlarge image
The paratype of Rhamphocetichthys savagei Paxton, 1989. The specimen is registered in the Australian Museum fish collection (AMS I.26872-001).) Image: Gregory Millen
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Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    savagei
    Genus
    Rhamphocetichthys
    Family
    Cetomimidae

The fish was caught in the Gulf of California, Mexico on 15 Nov 1967. The species is known from only five specimens, but has a broad distribution that includes the Coral Sea and Atlantic Ocean. All known specimens are females, with larvae and males still a mystery.