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Vinciguerria poweriae (Cocco, 1838)
Power's Lightfish; Power's Deep-water Bristle-mouth Fish; Gonostomus poweriae Cocco, 1838; Powers Deep-water Bristle-mouth Fish

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Species Vinciguerria poweriae (Cocco, 1838)


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CAAB : 37106007 Taxon concept Vinciguerria_poweriae last modified 2010-07-27 10:03:17.157

Species Vinciguerria poweriae (Cocco, 1838)

Power's Lightfish , Power's Deep-water Bristle-mouth Fish




New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Lake Illawarra, NSW (34º20´S), eastern TAS and off North West Cape, WA (22ºS); tropical, temperate, Atlantic Indo-west-central Pacific.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE oceanic
    • Tasmania: SE oceanic
    • Western Australia: W oceanic

Ecological Descriptors



General References

Gorbunova, N.N. 1972. Systematics, distribution and biology of the fishes of the genus Vinciguerria (Pisces, Gonostomatidae). Trudy Instituta Okeanologii. Akademiya Nauk SSSR. Moskva 93 : 70-109 figs 1-18 [in Russian]


Common Name References

Fishbase 2004. Fishbase at. http://www.fishbase.org/Summary. (Fishbase) (Power's Deep-water Bristle-mouth Fish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Power's Lightfish )


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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