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

Genus: Scopeloberyx

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9 species (see list below)

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Western Atlantic, equator

Scopeloberyx bannikovi
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Indo-West Pacific

Scopeloberyx malayanus
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Eastern Pacific Ocean. Tr

Scopeloberyx maxillaris
No picture found
Indian Ocean. South Paci
Max. Length 4.1 cm TL

Scopeloberyx microlepis
[Southern bigscale]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Scopeloberyx opisthopterus (Parr, 1933)

Photo by SFSA
Scopeloberyx opisthopterus
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Eastern Pacific, tropical

Scopeloberyx pequenoi

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Scopeloberyx robustus (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
Scopeloberyx robustus
[Longjaw bigscale]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific.

Scopeloberyx rossicus
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North Atlantic

Scopeloberyx rubriventer
9 Species of Family Melamphaidae with Genus Scopeloberyx
(Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2004 Scopeloberyx bannikovi Western Atlantic, equator
1913 Scopeloberyx malayanus Indo-West Pacific
1899 Scopeloberyx maxillaris Eastern Pacific Ocean. Tr
1937 Scopeloberyx microlepis Southern bigscale Indian Ocean. South Paci 4.1 TL
1933 Scopeloberyx opisthopterus Atlantic, Indian and Paci 3.7 SL
2004 Scopeloberyx pequenoi Eastern Pacific, tropical
1887 Scopeloberyx robustus Longjaw bigscale Circumglobal 7.3 SL
2004 Scopeloberyx rossicus Northwest Pacific.
1953 Scopeloberyx rubriventer North Atlantic

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