Spinenose horsefish

The Spinenose horsefish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 50 - 500 m , usually 50 - 150 m environment.

spinenose horsefish, Congiopodus spinifer which has a much bolder colouration, but a less tall dorsal fin-crest, and seems to be less common. The top photo by Guido show an adult of about 50 cm length, and a juvenile below it. More

Common names

Cacique hérisson in French (français)
Calcique erizado in Spanish (español)
Calcique hérisson in French (français)
Pigsnudet grisefisk in Danish (dansk)
Spinenose horsefish in English
Stekelneus-perdvis in Afrikaans
棘吻前鰭鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
棘吻前鳍鲉 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Congiopodidae
Genus : Congiopodus
Species : Congiopodus spinifer
Authority : Smith, 1839