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Ariommas, Driftfish, Eyebrow Fishes, Eyebrow-fishes

Compiler and date details

25 September 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray, John R. Paxton & Matthew M. Lockett

20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray & John R. Paxton


The Ariommatidae are a small family currently, with one genus and about seven species (Nelson 2006). Few specimens have been collected from Australian waters, but two species from the single genus have been recorded.

Ariommatids occur worldwide, except for the eastern Pacific, in tropical and subtropical regions. They are pelagic and are found in deep water adjacent to land masses over the continental shelf and slope. Maximum size is 80 cm, but most are smaller.

Ariommatid species are dealt with in Haedrich (1967), Haedrich (1986), Horn (1972) and Piotrovskij (1987).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
08-Oct-2013 STROMATEOIDEI 08-Oct-2013 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Matthew Lockett (AM)
12-Feb-2010 (import)