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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Sternoptychidae Marine hatchetfishes
Subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Genus: Sternoptyx

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Sternoptyx diaphana Hermann, 1781

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Sternoptyx diaphana
[Diaphanous hatchet fish]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Sternoptyx obscura Garman, 1899

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Sternoptyx obscura
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Widely distributed in the
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Sternoptyx pseudobscura Baird, 1971

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Sternoptyx pseudobscura
[Highlight hatchetfish]

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

Circumglobal in subtropic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana Borodulina, 1977

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana
[False oblique hatchetfish]
4 Species of Family Sternoptychidae with Genus Sternoptyx
(Marine hatchetfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1781 Sternoptyx diaphana Diaphanous hatchet fish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 5.5 SL
1899 Sternoptyx obscura Indo-Pacific 4.5 SL
1971 Sternoptyx pseudobscura Highlight hatchetfish Widely distributed in the 6 SL
1977 Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana False oblique hatchetfish Circumglobal in subtropic 6 SL



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