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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Alepocephalidae Slickheads

Genus: Talismania

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11 species (see list below)

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Photo by Yang, N.-S.

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

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Talismania antillarum
[Antillean smooth-head]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Talismania aphos
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Talismania bifurcata (Parr, 1951)

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

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Western Pacific

Talismania brachycephala Sazonov, 1981

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Talismania brachycephala
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 18.6 cm SL

 
Talismania bussingi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm SL

 
Talismania filamentosa
[]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

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

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

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Talismania kotlyari
[]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

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

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Talismania longifilis
[Longtail slickhead]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 26.7 cm SL

 
Talismania mekistonema
[Threadfin smooth-head]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL

 
Talismania okinawensis
[]
11 Species of Family Alepocephalidae with Genus Talismania
(Slickheads)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1896 Talismania antillarum Antillean smooth-head Circumglobal, tropical an 16 SL
1965 Talismania aphos Southeast Pacific
1951 Talismania bifurcata Threadfin slickhead Eastern Pacific 21 TL
1981 Talismania brachycephala Western Pacific
1989 Talismania bussingi Southeast Pacific 18.6 SL
1984 Talismania filamentosa Northwest Pacific 37 SL
1888 Talismania homoptera Hairfin smooth-head Eastern Atlantic 29 SL
1980 Talismania kotlyari Indian Ocean. 23 SL
1902 Talismania longifilis Longtail slickhead Eastern Atlantic 46.3 SL
1975 Talismania mekistonema Threadfin smooth-head Eastern Atlantic 26.7 SL
1984 Talismania okinawensis Northwest Pacific 27 SL



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