Crested bellowsfish

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Crested bellowsfish
Notopogon lilliei.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Macroramphosidae
Genus: Notopogon
N. lilliei
Binomial name
Notopogon lilliei
Regan, 1914
  • Centriscops lilliei (Regan, 1914)
  • Centriscops cristatus McCulloch, 1914
  • Centriscus cristatus (McCulloch, 1914)
  • Notopogon endeavouri Mohr, 1937

The crested bellowsfish or crested bellowfish, Notopogon lilliei, is a species of fish from the family Macroramphosidae, found is a demersal species of fish which occurs over the continental shelf at depths 0f 80 to 600 m (260 to 1,970 ft). They grow to lengths of up to 27 cm (11 in).

This species has been found in the south western Pacific off the coasts of New Zealand and Victoria and Tasmania in south-eastern Australia; it has also been reported from the western Indian Ocean near KwaZulu Natal and in the south eastern Atlantic near the islands of Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island.[1] The species was named for biologist D. G. Lillie.


  1. ^ a b Cameron, C.; Pollom, R. (2016). "Notopogon lilliei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65363069A67620970. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65363069A67620970.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Notopogon lillei" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  • 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