Tristan five fingers
Tristan five fingers are found only around oceanic islands and seamounts in the south Atlantic- and south Indian Oceans. Juvenile and adult five fingers occur in a wide variety of habitats and in depths from 1.5m to 200m. They can be seen in large shoals in the kelp forests off Tristan da Cunha. They grow to a size of at least 67cm, a weight of 4kg and can reach an age of at least 25 years.
The fish on display were donated to the Aquarium by a rock lobster fishing vessel that collected them as by-catch off Tristan da Cunha Island.
Can you see why they are called five fingers? The structure of the pectoral fins resemble a hand with five fingers.