Orange bellowsfish

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Orange bellowsfish
Notopogon fernandezianus SI.jpg
Notopogon fernandezianus X-ray.jpg
Notopogon fernandezianus, conventional and X-ray images
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Macroramphosidae
Genus: Notopogon
N. fernandezianus
Binomial name
Notopogon fernandezianus
(Delfín, 1899)
  • Centriscus fernandezianus Delfin, 1899
  • Macrorhamphosus schoteli Weber, 1909
  • Notopogon schoteli (Weber, 1909)

The orange bellowsfish (Notopogon fernandezianus) is a species of fish of the family Macroramphosidae, found around South America, at depths of 150 to 580 m (490 to 1,900 ft). Its length is up to 18 cm (7.1 in).

The orange bellowsfish is a bathydemersal species which occurs over the continental shelf and continental slope off the subtropical coasts of South America, in the south-eastern Pacific from Juan Fernández to the Nazca and the Isla Salas y Gómez while in the south western Atlantic it ranges from southern Brazil to Argentina. It is not known to be subject to any threats and is therefore listed by the IUCN as Least Concern.[1] The body has six slanted purplish-blue bands with a background colour of silvery white. The gill cover and area beneath the eye are silvery while the upper portion of the head and the snout are dark blue. The fins are translucent.[2]


  1. ^ a b Cameron, C. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Notopogon fernandezianus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65362977A67619038. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65362977A67619038.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Notopogon fernandexianus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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