Image: Longnose Lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox
A Longnose Lancetfish found by Stan Fenton, washed up on Blinky beach, Lord Howe Island, August 2012.
- Jimmy Maher
- © Jimmy Maher
The dorsal fin origin is positioned above the rear margin of the operculum. It's anterior rays are long. The snout is longer than the aptly named Shortnose-Lancetish (at least 40% HL vs. less than 40% HL).
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.