Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Stomiiformes > Sternoptychidae > Sternoptyx > Sternoptyx pseudobscura

Sternoptyx pseudobscura (Hatchetfish; Highlight hatchetfish)

Synonyms: Sternopteryx pseudobscura
Language: Danish; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese


Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)[2]
Brama caribbea (Caribbean pomfret)[2]


Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Azores Islands; Bear Seamount; Benguela Current; Benin; Brazil; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; China; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; East Brazil Shelf; East China Sea; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Greenland; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Hawaii (USA); Iberian Coastal; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Japan; Kuroshio Current; Liberia; Madeira Islands; Mauritania; Morocco; Namibia; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea; Portugal; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Spain; Suriname; Togo; West Greenland Shelf; Western Sahara; Widely distributed in the three major oceans. Eastern Atlantic: Portugal south to South Africa. Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada (Ref. 11980). South China Sea and East China Sea (Ref.74511).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Vertical distribution and feeding patterns of midwater fish in the central equatorial Atlantic II. Sternoptychidae, J. Kinzer and K. Schulz, Marine Biology 99, 261-269 (1988)