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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Alepocephalidae Slickheads

Genus: Alepocephalus

(See list of species below)



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20 species (see list below)

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Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 79 cm SL
Alepocephalus agassizii Goode & Bean, 1883

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Alepocephalus agassizii
[Agassiz' slickhead]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Alepocephalus andersoni
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 60.7 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus antipodianus
[Antipodean slickhead]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.

 
Alepocephalus asperifrons
[]

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alepocephalus australis Barnard, 1923

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Alepocephalus australis
[Small scaled brown slickhead]

Photo by Román Marcote, E.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Alepocephalus bairdii Goode & Bean, 1879

Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Alepocephalus bairdii
[Baird's slickhead]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Alepocephalus bicolor Alcock, 1891

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Alepocephalus bicolor
[Bicolor slickhead]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Alepocephalus blanfordii
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus dentifer
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus fundulus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus longiceps
[Longfin slickhead]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus longirostris
[Longsnout slickhead]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Alepocephalus melas
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus owstoni
[Owston's slickhead]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific.
Max. Length 31.7 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus planifrons
[]
No picture found
Possibly circumglobal. E
Max. Length 41 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus productus
[Smalleye smooth-head]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alepocephalus rostratus Risso, 1820

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Alepocephalus rostratus
[Risso's smooth-head]

Photo by Van Orden, W.

North Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Alepocephalus tenebrosus Gilbert, 1892

Photo by Van Orden, W.
 
Alepocephalus tenebrosus
[California slickhead]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus triangularis
[Triangulate slickhead]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 63 cm SL
Alepocephalus umbriceps Jordan & Thompson, 1914

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Alepocephalus umbriceps
[Slickhead]
20 Species of Family Alepocephalidae with Genus Alepocephalus
(Slickheads)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1883 Alepocephalus agassizii Agassiz' slickhead Eastern Atlantic 79 SL
1934 Alepocephalus andersoni Western Central Pacific.
1948 Alepocephalus antipodianus Antipodean slickhead Western Central Pacific. 60.7 SL
1899 Alepocephalus asperifrons Eastern Pacific.
1923 Alepocephalus australis Small scaled brown slickhead Circumglobal 60 SL
1879 Alepocephalus bairdii Baird's slickhead Eastern Atlantic 100 SL
1891 Alepocephalus bicolor Bicolor slickhead Indo-Pacific 29 SL
1892 Alepocephalus blanfordii Western Indian Ocean
1979 Alepocephalus dentifer Eastern Indian Ocean 30.5 SL
1899 Alepocephalus fundulus Eastern Pacific 18 SL
1909 Alepocephalus longiceps Longfin slickhead Northwest Pacific 16 SL
1984 Alepocephalus longirostris Longsnout slickhead Northwest Pacific 24 SL
1961 Alepocephalus melas Southeast Pacific
1908 Alepocephalus owstoni Owston's slickhead Northwest Pacific 40 SL
1993 Alepocephalus planifrons Southeast Pacific. 31.7 SL
1883 Alepocephalus productus Smalleye smooth-head Possibly circumglobal. E 41 SL
1820 Alepocephalus rostratus Risso's smooth-head Eastern Atlantic 50 SL
1892 Alepocephalus tenebrosus California slickhead North Pacific 61 TL
1984 Alepocephalus triangularis Triangulate slickhead Northwest Pacific 24 SL
1914 Alepocephalus umbriceps Slickhead Northwest Pacific 63 SL



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