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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Sternoptychidae Marine hatchetfishes
Subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Genus: Argyropelecus

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Orlov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes, 1850

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Argyropelecus aculeatus
[Lovely hatchetfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Argyropelecus affinis Garman, 1899

Photo by JAMARC
 
Argyropelecus affinis
[Pacific hatchet fish]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Argyropelecus gigas Norman, 1930

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Argyropelecus gigas
[Hatchetfish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco, 1829

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Argyropelecus hemigymnus
[Half-naked hatchetfish]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm TL
Argyropelecus lychnus Garman, 1899

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Argyropelecus lychnus
[Tropical hatchetfish]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Argyropelecus olfersii (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Argyropelecus olfersii
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Argyropelecus sladeni Regan, 1908

Photo by JAMARC
 
Argyropelecus sladeni
[Sladen's hatchet fish]
7 Species of Family Sternoptychidae with Genus Argyropelecus
(Marine hatchetfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1850 Argyropelecus aculeatus Lovely hatchetfish Eastern Atlantic 8.3 SL
1899 Argyropelecus affinis Pacific hatchet fish Eastern Atlantic 8.4 SL
1930 Argyropelecus gigas Hatchetfish Eastern Atlantic 12 SL
1829 Argyropelecus hemigymnus Half-naked hatchetfish Eastern Atlantic 3.9 SL
1899 Argyropelecus lychnus Tropical hatchetfish Western Pacific 5.9 TL
1829 Argyropelecus olfersii Eastern Atlantic 9 TL
1908 Argyropelecus sladeni Sladen's hatchet fish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 7 TL



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