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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Sternoptychidae Marine hatchetfishes
Subfamily: Maurolicinae
Genus: Maurolicus

(See list of species below)



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15 species (see list below)

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Northeast Atlantic

 
Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Maurolicus australis
[Pennant pearlside]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus breviculus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Maurolicus imperatorius
[Emperor seamount lightfish]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Maurolicus inventionis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Maurolicus japonicus
[North Pacific lightfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus javanicus
[Javan pearlside]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Maurolicus kornilovorum
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus mucronatus
[]

Photo by Svensen, E.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Maurolicus muelleri (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Maurolicus muelleri
[Silvery lightfish]

Photo by Diaz, M.L.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Maurolicus parvipinnis Vaillant, 1888

Photo by Diaz, M.L.
 
Maurolicus parvipinnis
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Maurolicus rudjakovi
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Maurolicus stehmanni Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Maurolicus stehmanni
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Maurolicus walvisensis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Maurolicus weitzmani
[Atlantic pearlside]
15 Species of Family Sternoptychidae with Genus Maurolicus
(Marine hatchetfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1838 Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus Northeast Atlantic
1875 Maurolicus australis Pennant pearlside Southwest Pacific 5 SL
1993 Maurolicus breviculus Southeast Pacific 3.4 SL
1993 Maurolicus imperatorius Emperor seamount lightfish North Pacific 5.1 SL
1993 Maurolicus inventionis Southeast Atlantic 6.3 SL
1915 Maurolicus japonicus North Pacific lightfish Northwest Pacific 5 SL
1993 Maurolicus javanicus Javan pearlside Eastern Indian Ocean 4.4 SL
1993 Maurolicus kornilovorum Western Indian Ocean 3.2 SL
1871 Maurolicus mucronatus Western Indian Ocean 3.4 SL
1789 Maurolicus muelleri Silvery lightfish Eastern Atlantic 8 TL
1888 Maurolicus parvipinnis Southeast Pacific 5.4 SL
1993 Maurolicus rudjakovi Southeast Pacific 5.9 SL
1993 Maurolicus stehmanni Southwest Atlantic 5.2 SL
1993 Maurolicus walvisensis Southeast Atlantic 4.7 SL
1993 Maurolicus weitzmani Atlantic pearlside Western Atlantic 5.2 SL



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