Giant hatchetfish

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The Giant hatchetfish lives in the pelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 7.5, dH range: 15 environment.

including the giant hatchetfish can be brown or dark green in color. Hatchetfishes have large, tubular eyes that pointing upward. This enables them to search for food falling from the above. More

The giant hatchetfish is the largest member of its family, and has tubular upward facing eyes. It uses downward-facing light organs to disguise its silhouette from below. More

Common names

Giant hatchetfish in English
greater hatchetfish in English
Isotapparakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Platin beilbauchfisch in German (Deutsch)
Platin-øksefisk in Danish (dansk)
Platinbeilbauchfisch in German (Deutsch)
Platinum hatchfish in English
silver hatchfish in English
Volador in Spanish (español)
大胸斧魚 in Mandarin Chinese
大胸斧鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Gasteropelecidae
Genus : Thoracocharax
Species : Thoracocharax securis
Authority : De Filippi, 1853