The Hatchetfish lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 0 - 1100 m environment.

The Common Hatchetfish has a body shape that looks like the head of a hatchet, thus the common name "hatchetfish"! What's in the name? Gasteropelecus means "hatchet-shaped belly" The Common Hatchetfish More

With its unusual 'hatchet' shaped body, the Marbled Hatchetfish is a very unique looking fish! The Marble Hatchetfish is a River Hatchetfish. Though quite original looking, it is very similar the Common Hatchetfish. Its differences are in a distinctive marbled coloring and being smaller. More

Like all hatchetfish, they should be kept in a group with quiet, placid tankmates. Aquarium Fish Image Gallery Marbled Hatchetfish More

The Common Hatchetfish has a fascinating anatomy with an upturned mouth designed for capturing low-flying insects or insect larvae at the surface of the water. More

Hatchetfish will often jump out of the water when alarmed, propelled by their large, winglike pectoral fins. They may also jump to catch small aerial insects. More

hatchetfishes, which are not particularly closely related Teleostei in the characiform family Gasteropelecidae. The scientific name means "Sternoptyx-subfamily", from Sternoptyx (the type genus) + the standard animal family suffix "-inae". More

The Gasteropelecidae or freshwater Hatchetfish family is found exclusively in South Americaand includes the genera Carnegiella,Gasteropelecus, and Thoracocharax. These fish have the unique abilityto glide over the water surface by rapidly beating its pectoral fins. More

The hatchetfish spends the day in deep water and rises closer to the surface at night to feed.It has light organs on its upper surface to attract small squid and other invertebrates. More

The picture above shows the marine hatchetfish, which is from the Sternoptychidae family and is the protagonist here. It inhabits the deep ocean at depths of about 200 to 1,000m and can be found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. More

Hatchetfish can regulate the intensity and color of light from these organs to match the light filtering down. Each species of hatchetfish has its own particular pattern of lights. More

Hatchetfish have tubular eyes which point upwards enabling them to search for prey against any light from above. Distribution They are found in warm and temperate regions worldwide. More

Flying hatchetfishes generally swim near the surface, where they can catch their insect prey. They have the ability to glide and hydroplane over the surface of the water for short distances by flapping their large pectoral fins. More

hatchetfish and defensive flashes of krill swarms. More

Anatomy: Hatchetfish have a very bowed ventral surface, giving this fish a distinctive shape. They have winglike pectoral fins which they can use to leap out of the water. Female hatchetfish are larger than males. More

Breeding: Breeding Hatchetfish is difficult. The water must cycle just right. Tank Conditions: Prefers softish slighly acid water, but not critical. Ensure tank is kept well covered This site was created to get straight to the point. More

Hatchetfishes - The Fish that Can Fly - January 20th, 2009 · No Comments Hatchetfish Gasteropelecidae Fish Care The fish that fly Gasteropelecidae include the Hatchetfishes. The fish are marked for its pressed exceptionally deepen figure. More

The hatchetfishes are provided with a complex system of conspicuous light-producing spots. More

The Hatchetfish comes from Amazonia. It is bets to keep these fish in small groups. They are surface fish that have the unique ability of “flying” short distances. A tight fitting cover must be kept on the aquarium.The common hatchetfish has a convex body. More

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This hatchetfish Sternoptyx has many photophores beneath its body, here stimulated to fluoresce by a UV light. (Scroll down to see the fluorescence). Although this is not true bioluminescence, light is emitted from these same photophores. More

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about 45 individual species of hatchetfish that vary in size from one to six inches. They are most well known for their extremely thin bodies which really do resemble the blade of a hatchet. More

SpeciesThe hatchetfish family (Gasteropelecidae) is part of the Characin group of fish, which includes the Tetras, Pencilfish, and Piranhas amongst others. The family can be split into three groups (genera) Carnegiella, Gasteropelecus, and Thoracocharax, with only a few species in each group. More

The marbled hatchetfish found in the local fish store are all caught in the wild they have been spawned, but not on a commercial basis. More

Common names

Austral lightfish in English
Hatchetfish in English
腹灯离光鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
腹灯离光鱼 in Unknown
腹燈離光魚 in Mandarin Chinese
腹燈離光魚 in Unknown

Order : Stomiiformes
Family : Phosichthyidae
Genus : Woodsia
Species : Woodsia meyerwaardeni
Authority : Krefft, 1973