North Pacific crestfish

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North Pacific crestfish
Lophotus capellei.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lampriformes
Family: Lophotidae
Genus: Lophotus
Species: L. capellei
Binomial name
Lophotus capellei
Temminck & Schlegel, 1845

The North Pacific crestfish or unicornfish, Lophotus capellei, is a crestfish of the genus Lophotus, found in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, in deep water. Its length is up to 2 m.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Lophotus capellei" in FishBase. January 2006 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