The Giant Hatchetfish, also known as the Greater Silver Hatchetfish, is a unique marine fish recognized for its distinct hatchet-like shape. This species is found in every ocean except the North Pacific, primarily residing in the mesopelagic zone of tropical and subtropical waters. While the term "giant" is relative, this fish is the largest among marine hatchetfishes, often exceeding 110 millimeters (4.3 inches) in standard length. Ideal for advanced aquarists familiar with deep-sea species care.
- Scientific Name: Argyropelecus gigas
- Origin: Found in every ocean except the North Pacific
- Max Size: 4.3 inches
- Food: Typically small marine organisms
- Shipping Size: 2-3 inch