Juvenile Indian Telescopefish, Gigantura indica Click to enlarge image
A juvenile Indian Telescopefish trawled from a depth of about 80 m, Coral Sea, east-south-east of Cairns, Queensland, 2 December 2010. The scale bar is 2 mm. Image: Peter Konstantinidis
© Peter Konstantinidis

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    indica
    Genus
    Gigantura

A juvenile Indian Telescopefish trawled from a depth of about 80 m, Coral Sea, east-south-east of Cairns, Queensland, 2 December 2010. The scale bar is 2 mm.

Notes

The fish was identified by Peter Konstantinidis (Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences). The family Giganturidae contains two species in a single genus (G. indica and G. chuni). Both occur in Australian waters.