Polymixia nobilis

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Polymixia nobilis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Polymixiiformes
Family: Polymixiidae
Genus: Polymixia[1]
Species: P. nobilis
Binomial name
Polymixia nobilis
R. T. Lowe, 1838 [2]

Polymixia nobilis, the stout beardfish, is a species of beardfish. This species can grow up to 30 centimetres (12 in) TL.[3] P. nobilis lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean on gravel and sandy bottoms. Scientists do not know how they behave or reproduce.[4] The species's dorsal fin has five spines and 34-27 soft rays.[5] The habitat of the fish is in the benthic zone.[6]


  1. ^ "Polymixiiformes". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Polymixia nobilis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Polymixia nobilis" in FishBase. April 2012 version.
  4. ^ "Beardfishes: Polymixiiformes - Stout Beardfish (polymixia Nobilis): Species Account". Jrank. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  5. ^ Many authors (2004). The Encyclopedia of Animals. Welden Owen Inc. p. 493. 
  6. ^ "World Register of Marine Species - Polymixia nobilis Lowe, 1838". Marine Species. Retrieved 2009-11-06.