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Cleidopus gloriamaris

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Pineapplefish off Fly Point, New South Wales
Scientific classification
De Vis, 1882
C. gloriamaris
Binomial name
Cleidopus gloriamaris
De Vis, 1882

The pineapplefish, Cleidopus gloriamaris, is a species of fish. It is also known as the knightfish or the coat-of-mail fish, due to the scales on its body. Some people call it the port-and-starboard light fish, as it has a pair of bright spots that are like a ship's lights.[1] "Gloriamaris" is from the Latin language gloria and maris, means "glory of the sea".[2]

Distribution and habitat[change | change source]

The pineapplefish is found near Queensland, New South Wales, and Western Australia.[3] It lives at a depth of 6-200 meters (20-660 ft).

Family[change | change source]

The pineapplefish is a member of the Pinecone fish family. The pineapplefish is the largest Pinecone species, reaching up to 30 centimetres (12 in) in length.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Burgess, W. and Axelrod, H.R. (1973). Pacific Marine Fishes (second ed.). T.F.H. Publications. ISBN 0876661231.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. Ogilby, J.D. (1900). "Contributions to Australian Ichthyology". The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales For the Year 1899. F. Cunninghame & Co.
  3. Wheeler, A. (1985). The World Encyclopedia of Fishes. Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. ISBN 0356107159.
  4. Paxton, John R. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 161–162. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link)