Brachiopsilus dianthus Last & Gledhill, 2009

Pink handfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1999

Rediscovered in 2021

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Tasmania, Australia


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Last, P. R. and Gledhill, D. C. (2009). A revision of the Australian handfishes (Lophiiformes: Brachionichthyidae), with descriptions of three new genera and nine new species. Zootaxa 2252: 1-77.


Other references:

Edgar, G., Last, P.R. & Stuart-Smith, R. 2020. Brachiopsilus dianthus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T123376622A123424329. Accessed on 30 November 2022.

Edgar G.J., Stuart-Smith R.D., Cooper A.T., Jacques, M. 2015. Systematic Surveying of Two Threatened Handfish Species. Report for the Department of the Environment. The Reef Life Survey Foundation and Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies.

Edgar, G.J., Stuart-Smith, R.D., Cooper, A., Jacques, M. and Valentine, J. 2017. New opportunities for conservation of handfishes (Family Brachionichthyidae) and other inconspicuous and threatened marine species through citizen science. Biological Conservation 208: 174-182.


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