The bellowfishes or bellowsfishes are fishes in the genus Notopogon in the family Centriscidae. They are found in deeper parts of the temperate southern oceans, although the longspine bellowfish has been recorded as far north as New Caledonia and Madagascar. According to FishBase, they are part of the family Centriscidae, but some authorities split that family, in which case the genus Notopogon is in the family Macroramphosidae. They have a long second spine on the dorsal fin and a tiny mouth at the tip of a greatly elongated snout. The body is relatively high (giving them a somewhat hunchbacked appearance) unlike the related snipefishes. They reach a maximum length of approximately 34 centimetres (13 in), and are silvery or reddish in colour.
There are currently five recognized species in this genus:
- Notopogon armatus (Sauvage, 1879)
- Notopogon fernandezianus (Delfín, 1899) (Orange bellowfish)
- Notopogon lilliei Regan, 1914 (Crested bellowfish)
- Notopogon macrosolen Barnard, 1925 (Longsnout bellowfish)
- Notopogon xenosoma Regan, 1914 (Longspine bellowfish)
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