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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Alepocephalidae Slickheads

Genus: Talismania

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Circumglobal, tropical an
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Talismania antillarum (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Talismania antillarum
[Antillean smooth-head]
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Talismania aphos
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 27.7 cm SL
Talismania bifurcata (Parr, 1951)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Talismania bifurcata
[Threadfin slickhead]



Western Pacific

Talismania brachycephala Sazonov, 1981

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Talismania brachycephala
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.6 cm SL

 
Talismania bussingi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 37 cm SL

 
Talismania filamentosa
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Talismania homoptera (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Talismania homoptera
[Hairfin smooth-head]



Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Talismania kotlyari Sazonov & Ivanov, 1980

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Talismania kotlyari
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 46.3 cm SL
Talismania longifilis (Brauer, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Talismania longifilis
[Longtail slickhead]
No picture found

Max. Length 26.7 cm SL

 
Talismania mekistonema
[Threadfin smooth-head]
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Max. Length 27 cm SL

 
Talismania okinawensis
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11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Talismania antillarum Antillean smooth-head Circumglobal, tropical an 16 SL 1896
Talismania aphos Southeast Pacific 1965
Talismania bifurcata Threadfin slickhead Eastern Pacific 27.7 SL 1951
Talismania brachycephala Western Pacific 1981
Talismania bussingi Southeast Pacific 18.6 SL 1989
Talismania filamentosa Northwest Pacific 37 SL 1984
Talismania homoptera Hairfin smooth-head Eastern Atlantic 29 SL 1888
Talismania kotlyari Indian Ocean. 23 SL 1980
Talismania longifilis Longtail slickhead Eastern Atlantic 46.3 SL 1902
Talismania mekistonema Threadfin smooth-head Eastern Atlantic 26.7 SL 1975
Talismania okinawensis Northwest Pacific 27 SL 1984



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