Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37122092

Species Hygophum macrochir (Günther, 1864)

Largefin Lanternfish, Large-finned Lanternfish



New South Wales, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Cape Howe, NSW (37º24´S) and off Eucla (128º42´E) to off Point Nuyts (116º32´E), WA; temperate, discontinuous (North Atlantic, South Pacific).

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Southern Province (8)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE oceanic
    • Western Australia: S oceanic

Ecological Descriptors


Extra Ecological Information

Australian specimens most closely resemble the North Atlantic species as described by Bekker.


Common Name References

Fishbase 2004. Fishbase at. (Fishbase, Papua New Guinea) (Large-finned Lanternfish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. (Largefin Lanternfish)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED