Named By: Agassiz - 1850.
Classification: Chordata, Actinopterygii, Polymixiiformes, Polymixiidae.
Species: B. germanus, B. pulcher.
Size: About 30 to 35 centimetres long.
Known locations: Europe, including England.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.
Berycopsis was one of the first actinopterygian (spiny-rayed) fish to appear, and is so far known from Europe. Berycopsis have a body form similar to fish that inhabit shallower sunlit water where they hunt for small aquatic animals near to or just above the ocean floor.