Thaumatichthys binghami

Thaumatichthys binghami is a species of wolftrap angler known from the western central Atlantic Ocean, where it occurs at a depth of 2,532 metres (8,307 ft). This species is similar to T. axeli, except that its esca bears 2–3 pairs of lateral lobes that are elongated into tapering filaments in the largest individuals, and the uppermost medial appendage on the esca is finger-like and tapering.[1]

Thaumatichthys binghami
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Thaumatichthyidae
Genus: Thaumatichthys
T. binghami
Binomial name
Thaumatichthys binghami


  1. ^ Bertelsen, E. & Struhsaker, P.J. (1977). "The Ceratioid Fish of the Genus Thaumatichthys: Osteology, Relationships, Distribution and Biology". Galathea Report. 14: 7–40.