Spotted hatchetfish

The Spotted hatchetfish lives in the pelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 7.0, dH range: 15 environment.

The spotted hatchetfish, Gasteropelecus maculatus, is one of the biggest species and can reach up to 9 cm/3.5" in length. More

Description: The Spotted hatchetfish has a convex body. The ventral fins are very small and the back is fairly straight. The wing-like pectoral fins are transparent and often measure up to one-half the fish's overall body length. More

Common names

Gefleckter Beilbauchfisch in German (Deutsch)
Plettet øksefisk in Danish (dansk)
Spotted hatchetfish in English
Täplätapparakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
点胸斧鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
點胸斧魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Gasteropelecidae
Genus : Gasteropelecus
Species : Gasteropelecus maculatus
Authority : Steindachner, 1879