Trachichthys australis

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Southern roughy
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Trachichthyidae
Genus: Trachichthys
G. Shaw, 1799
Species: T. australis
Binomial name
Trachichthys australis
G. Shaw, 1799

Trachichthys australis, the southern roughy, is a species of slimehead and the only member of its genus. It is native to the waters off Australia, where it is found around coral reefs between 1 and 1,557 metres (3.3 and 5,108.3 ft) in depth. It can grow to a maximum length of 15.0 centimetres (5.9 in) SL.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Trachichthys australis" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

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