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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stephanoberyciformes
Family: Melamphaidae Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads

Genus: Melamphaes

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Eastern Pacific

 
Melamphaes acanthomus
[Slender bigscale]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Melamphaes contradictorius
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Melamphaes danae Ebeling, 1962

Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes danae
[Bigscale]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes ebelingi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Melamphaes eulepis Ebeling, 1962

Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes eulepis
[]
No picture found
Northern Atlantic (temper
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes falsidicus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes hubbsi
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Melamphaes indicus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Melamphaes janae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Melamphaes laeviceps
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes leprus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic and Pacific
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Melamphaes longivelis Parr, 1933

Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes longivelis
[Eyebrow bigscale]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes lugubris
[Highsnout melamphid]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Melamphaes macrocephalus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes manifestus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Antitropical. South Atla
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Melamphaes microps (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Melamphaes microps
[]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific.
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Melamphaes nikolayi
[]
No picture found
Southwestern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes occlusus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Melamphaes pachystomus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Melamphaes parini
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Melamphaes parvus
[Little bigscale]

Photo by JAMARC

Circumtropical in North A
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Melamphaes polylepis Ebeling, 1962

Photo by JAMARC
 
Melamphaes polylepis
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes proximus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes pumilus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Melamphaes simus Ebeling, 1962

Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes simus
[Ridgehead]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Melamphaes spinifer
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Melamphaes suborbitalis
[Shoulderspine bigscale]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Melamphaes succedaneus
[]
No picture found
North Atlantic
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Melamphaes typhlops
[]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific Ocea
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes xestoachidus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Melamphaes acanthomus Slender bigscale Eastern Pacific 1962
Melamphaes contradictorius Western Pacific 3.1 SL 2015
Melamphaes danae Bigscale Indo-Pacific 2.1 SL 1962
Melamphaes ebelingi Western Central Atlantic. 13.7 SL 1973
Melamphaes eulepis Eastern Atlantic 4.6 SL 1962
Melamphaes falsidicus Northern Atlantic (temper 8.7 SL 2011
Melamphaes hubbsi Southeast Atlantic 2.5 SL 1962
Melamphaes indicus Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes janae Eastern Pacific 8.6 SL 1962
Melamphaes laeviceps Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes leprus Eastern Atlantic 11.3 SL 1962
Melamphaes longivelis Eyebrow bigscale Atlantic and Pacific 10.6 SL 1933
Melamphaes lugubris Highsnout melamphid North Pacific 8.5 SL 1890
Melamphaes macrocephalus Eastern Pacific Ocean 12.8 SL 1931
Melamphaes manifestus Eastern Atlantic Ocean 8.7 SL 2011
Melamphaes microps Antitropical. South Atla 9.6 SL 1878
Melamphaes nikolayi Northwestern Pacific. 6.2 SL 2012
Melamphaes occlusus Southwestern Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2012
Melamphaes pachystomus Southeast Pacific 7.2 SL 2011
Melamphaes parini Northwest Pacific 1999
Melamphaes parvus Little bigscale Eastern Pacific 1962
Melamphaes polylepis Circumtropical in North A 6.8 SL 1962
Melamphaes proximus Indo-West Pacific 9.3 SL 2015
Melamphaes pumilus Western Atlantic 2.3 SL 1962
Melamphaes simus Ridgehead Indo-Pacific and Atlantic 2.9 SL 1962
Melamphaes spinifer Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes suborbitalis Shoulderspine bigscale North Atlantic 10 SL 1883
Melamphaes succedaneus Eastern Pacific. 10.6 SL 2015
Melamphaes typhlops North Atlantic 7.8 SL 1843
Melamphaes xestoachidus Northwestern Pacific Ocea 8.7 SL 2011



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