A hispidoberycid, Hispidoberyx ambagiosus Click to enlarge image
A hispidoberycid caught at a depth around 800 m, off Sumatra, Indonesia, in May 2005. There are very few hispidoberycids specimens in fish collections worldwide. Image: Mark McGrouther
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    ambagiosus
    Genus
    Hispidoberyx

A Bristlyskin caught at a depth around 800 m, off Sumatra, Indonesia in May 2005 (AMS I..44961-001).

Notes

The family Hispidoberycidae contains only one species, Hispidoberyx ambagiosus (Kotlyar, 1981).  The species lives in the Eastern Indian and Western Pacific Oceans. Very few specimens exist in ichthyology collections worldwide.  This fish was kindly donated by the Hokkaido University Museum.