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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae Grenadiers or rattails
Subfamily: Macrourinae
Genus: Mataeocephalus

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6 species (see list below)

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Indo-Pacific, tropical wa
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Mataeocephalus acipenserinus (Gilbert & Cramer, 1897)

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Mataeocephalus acipenserinus
[Sturgeon grenadier]
No picture found
Western Pacific

Mataeocephalus adustus
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.1 cm TL

Mataeocephalus cristatus
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Western Central Pacific

Mataeocephalus hyostomus
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Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL

Mataeocephalus kotlyari
[Kotlyar's whiptail]

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Mataeocephalus tenuicauda (Garman, 1899)

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Mataeocephalus tenuicauda
[Slendertail grenadier]
6 Species of Family Macrouridae with Genus Mataeocephalus
(Grenadiers or rattails)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1897 Mataeocephalus acipenserinus Sturgeon grenadier Indo-Pacific, tropical wa 20 TL
1912 Mataeocephalus adustus Western Pacific
2003 Mataeocephalus cristatus Indo-West Pacific 27.1 TL
1912 Mataeocephalus hyostomus Western Central Pacific
2003 Mataeocephalus kotlyari Kotlyar's whiptail Southwestern Pacific 22.5 TL
1899 Mataeocephalus tenuicauda Slendertail grenadier Eastern Pacific 30 TL

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