Notopogon xenosoma

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Longspine bellowfish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Macroramphosidae
Genus: Notopogon
N. xenosoma
Binomial name
Notopogon xenosoma
Regan, 1914
  • Macrorhamphosus natalensis Gilchrist, 1922
  • Notopogon natalensis Gilchrist 1922

The longspine bellowfish (Notopogon xenosoma) is a species of fish of the family Centriscidae. It is found in the subtropical belt of the Southern hemisphere, from South Africa to the St. Paul and Amsterdam Islands to New Zealand.[1] Its range extends North as far as Madagascar and New Caledonia. It is found at depths of 100m to 700m. It can grow to lengths of 18 cm.[2]


  1. ^ a b Cameron, C. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Notopogon xenosoma". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65363156A67620965. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65363156A67620965.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Notopogon xenosoma" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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