|Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling|
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
The big-eyed cardinalfish or bigeye cardinalfish (Epigonus lenimen) is a species of deepwater cardinalfish found in the southern Indian Ocean and southwestern Pacific Ocean from south of Madagascar to New Zealand. This fish occurs at depths from 530 to 820 m (1,740 to 2,690 ft). This species can reach 21 centimetres (8.3 in) in total length.
- Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
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