Splitfin flashlightfish

The Splitfin flashlightfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 400 m environment.

Splitfin flashlightfishes often travel in schools of 24 to 48 fish. FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET Uses its large light organ during feeding, which is primarily a nocturnal activity. More

Geographic range: Splitfin flashlightfish live in the western part of the Pacific Ocean from the Great Barrier Reef to southern Japan. Habitat: Splitfin flashlightfish live in reef areas 66 to 1,300 feet (20 to 400 meters) deep. More

This fish is known as Splitfin Flashlightfish and the correct latin name is Anomalops Katoptron. It belongs to the Lanterneye Fish family. (e) It's origin is East Asia and Australia. (e) Character and suggestions regarding care This species is peaceful towards it's tankmates. More

* Splitfin flashlightfish, Anomalops katoptron, found in the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean, sometimes in the very deep ocean trenches. More

Common names

Flashlightfish in English
Great flashlightfish in English
Indian flashlightfish in English
Lantern eye fish in English
Leweri air in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Splitfin flashlightfish in English
Stor lanterneøjefisk in Danish (dansk)
Two-fin flashlight fish in English
Two-fin flashlightfish in English
Twofin flashlightfish in English
фонареглаз большой in Russian (русский язык)
灯眼鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
灯颊鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
燈眼魚 in Mandarin Chinese
燈頰鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Beryciformes
Family : Anomalopidae
Genus : Anomalops
Species : Anomalops katoptron
Authority : Bleeker, 1856