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

Genus: Melamphaes

(See list of species below)



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25 species (see list below)

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Eastern Pacific

 
Melamphaes acanthomus
[Slender bigscale]

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.

 
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
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
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
North Atlantic
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

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

 
Melamphaes xestoachidus
[]
25 Species of Family Melamphaidae with Genus Melamphaes
(Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1962 Melamphaes acanthomus Slender bigscale Eastern Pacific
1962 Melamphaes danae Bigscale Indo-Pacific 2.1 SL
1973 Melamphaes ebelingi Western Central Atlantic.
1962 Melamphaes eulepis Eastern Atlantic 4.6 SL
2011 Melamphaes falsidicus Northern Atlantic (temper 8.7 SL
1962 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
1933 Melamphaes longivelis Eyebrow bigscale Atlantic and Pacific 10.6 SL
1890 Melamphaes lugubris Highsnout melamphid North Pacific 8.5 SL
1931 Melamphaes macrocephalus Eastern Pacific Ocean 12.8 SL
2011 Melamphaes manifestus Eastern Atlantic Ocean 8.7 SL
1878 Melamphaes microps Antitropical. South Atla 9.6 SL
2011 Melamphaes pachystomus Southeast Pacific 7.2 SL
1999 Melamphaes parini Northwest Pacific
1962 Melamphaes parvus Little bigscale Eastern Pacific
1962 Melamphaes polylepis Circumtropical in North A 6.8 SL
1962 Melamphaes pumilus Western Atlantic 2.3 SL
1962 Melamphaes simus Ridgehead Indo-Pacific and Atlantic 2.9 SL
1962 Melamphaes spinifer Southeast Pacific
1883 Melamphaes suborbitalis Shoulderspine bigscale North Atlantic 10 SL
1843 Melamphaes typhlops North Atlantic 7.8 SL
2011 Melamphaes xestoachidus Northwestern Pacific Ocea 8.7 SL



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