Hatchetfish

The Common Hatchetfish has a body shape that looks like the head of a hatchet, thus the common name "hatchetfish"! Common Hatchetfish Contents * Distribution: * Status: * Description: More

With its unusual 'hatchet' shaped body, the Marbled Hatchetfish is a very unique looking fish! Marbled Hatchetfish Contents * Distribution: * Status: * Description: * Size - Weight: More

The common name of the hatchetfishes (family Sternoptychidae) comes from their distinctive body form. They are mostly deep-bodied, compressed fishes which have a sharp "blade" along the lower margin of the body and a "handle" formed by the posterior half of the body. 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

Hatchetfish have huge fins on their backs connected to very powerful muscles. They swim right below the surface of the water and can sometimes launch themselves right out of the water and "fly" to catch insects. More

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Marbled hatchetfish (Carnegiella strigata) are from the Amazon River. They are small fish that reach an adult size of less than 2 inches (5 cm) in length. The common name of hatchetfish is due to the unusual shape of this fish. They belong to the family Gasteropelecidae. More

Marbled hatchetfish ( common name ) let's test your knowledge! Carnegiella strigata ( fish name )slovensky , fran├žais Share pictures of your fish! Upload them now! * Maximum size in aquariums (min-max): 4 - 5 cm ( 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

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

hatchetfishThe Hatchetfish is a very tall, strongly compressed fish, which has an almost straight dorsal profile as far back as the dorsal fin, and the throat and abdomen are very convex. More

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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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

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

The Hatchetfishes, family Gasteropelecidae, In Aquariums By Bob Fenner Gasteropelecus sternicla Gasteropelecus sternicla (Linnaeus 1758), the River (one of the Silver) Hatchetfish. South America; Peruvian Amazon to middle Amazon, Guyanas and Venezuela. More

Order : Stomiiformes
Family : Sternoptychidae
Genus : Argyropelecus
Species : Argyropelecus olfersii
Authority : Cuvier, 1829