It spends much of its adult life standing on the ocean bottom on its fins.

The Tripodfish lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 878 - 4720 m environment.

Tripodfish don’t take advantage of this jet of water, but if you take another step along the tree, you find a group of fish-triggerfish and their close relatives-that do. Wainwright first encountered their skill while scuba diving in the Caribbean. More

This abyssal tripodfish stands on three long, narrow fins like a tripod. It locates small prey by holding its pectoral fins forward; the long rays may serve like antennae to detect food in the water. More

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Get articles about tripodfish at HighBeam Research = 5 of 5 articles about "tripodfish" shortnosed tripodfish A Dictionary of Zoology; ; 231 words shortnosed tripodfish ( Triacanthus brevirostris ) See TRIACANTHIDAE . More

The Tripodfish does indeed have a tripod made out of its long, rigid pelvic fins and tail. It can raise the stiff spines on the pelvic and dorsal fins to make it difficult for a predator to swallow it. Tripodfish are adapted for sandy or muddy coastal areas. More

Tripodfish are adapted for sandy or muddy coastal areas. Here, they hunt for small fish and bottom-dwelling animals, sucking these up with their pointed mouths. Human uses: Tripodfish are generally not considered good eating. More

Common names

Dreibeinfisch in German (Deutsch)
Peixe tripé in Portuguese (Português)
Trefodsfisk in Danish (dansk)
Tripod fish in English
Tripod spiderfish in English
Tripodfish in English
Tripodopsaro in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Tripodopsaro in Greek, Modern (1453)
Τριποδόψαρο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Τριποδόψαρο in Greek, Modern (1453)
短头深海狗母鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
短頭深海狗母魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Aulopiformes
Family : Ipnopidae
Genus : Bathypterois
Species : Bathypterois grallator
Authority : Goode & Bean, 1886