Javelin spookfish

The species is notable for unusual protuberances that grow from its eyes, which each have a well developed lens

The Javelin spookfish lives in the pelagic-oceanic, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 0 - 640 m environment.

The slender javelin spookfish (Bathylychnops exilis Cohen) is a translucent mesopelagic fish with evolutionary adaptations so unusual as to seem unbelievable. Specimens of this fish have been taken at depths from as shallow as 30 metres to the extreme of 1000 metres. More

* Javelin spookfish, Bathylychnops exilis Cohen, 1958. * Genus Dolichopteryx * Dolichopteryx anascopa Brauer, 1901. * Dolichopteryx binocularis Beebe, 1932. More

Common names

Javelin spookfish in English
Mukashi-demenigisu in Japanese (日本語)
拟渊灯鲑 in Mandarin Chinese
拟渊灯鲑 in Unknown
擬淵燈鮭 in Mandarin Chinese
擬淵燈鮭 in Unknown

Order : Osmeriformes
Family : Opisthoproctidae
Genus : Bathylychnops
Species : Bathylychnops exilis
Authority : Cohen, 1958