Winteria telescopa, the binocular fish, is a species of barreleye found in oceans around the world at depths from 400 to 2,500 metres (1,300 to 8,200 ft). This species grows to a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) SL.
This fish was featured in the documentary series The Blue Planet.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). “Winteria telescopa“ in FishBase. February 2012 version.
Barreleyes, also known as spook fish (a name also applied to several species of chimaera), are small deep-sea argentiniform fish comprising the family Opisthoproctidae found in tropical-to-temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.These fish are named because of their barrel-shaped, tubular eyes, which are generally directed upwards to detect the silhouettes of available prey; however, the fish are capable of directing their eyes forward, as well. The family name Opisthoproctidae is derived from the Greek words opisthe (“behind”) and proktos (“anus”).
As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 9131 least concern fish species. 60% of all evaluated fish species are listed as least concern.
The IUCN also lists 37 fish subspecies as least concern.
Of the subpopulations of fishes evaluated by the IUCN, 44 species subpopulations have been assessed as least concern.
This is a complete list of least concern fish species and subspecies evaluated by the IUCN. Species and subspecies which have least concern subpopulations (or stocks) are indicated.
Winteria may refer to:
Winteria, a synonym of the genus Cleistocactus of cactuses.
Winteria, a genus of barreleye fishes containing only the species Winteria telescopa.
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