Antimora rostrata

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
MoridaeAntimora rostrata(Günther)1878Blue Antimora

Family Moridae – Body elongated, rounded in front of abdomen, more laterally flattened behind, tapering to a narrow caudal peduncle. Teeth few or lacking on roof of mouth. Two dorsal fins, the first short-based and triangular, the second long-based, its length more than half total length. Anal fin long-based, its length 1/2 of, or longer than, that of second dorsal fin. Pelvic fins thoracic, small, with 2-6 rays, the bases well separated. Caudal fin small, margin rounded to slightly forked, separated from dorsal and anal fins. Abdominal light organ in some species, seen externally as small, black naked fossa anterior to vent.

Antimora rostrata

Unique Characters: Snout spade-shaped when viewed from above.

Similar Species: None.