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Family: Trachichthyidae Slimeheads



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49 species (see list below)

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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Aulotrachichthys argyrophanus
[Western luminous roughy]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL
Aulotrachichthys atlanticus (Menezes, 1971)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Aulotrachichthys atlanticus
[Brazilian luminous roughy]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm TL
Aulotrachichthys heptalepis (Gon, 1984)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Aulotrachichthys heptalepis
[Hawaiian luminous roughy]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Aulotrachichthys latus
[Philippine luminous roughy]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Aulotrachichthys novaezelandicus
[New Zealand roughy]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

North Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Aulotrachichthys prosthemius (Jordan & Fowler, 1902)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Aulotrachichthys prosthemius
[West Pacific luminous roughy]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Aulotrachichthys pulsator
[Golden roughy]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Aulotrachichthys sajademalensis (Kotlyar, 1979)

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Aulotrachichthys sajademalensis
[Saya de Malha luminous roughy]

Photo by Delph, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gephyroberyx darwinii (Johnson, 1866)

Photo by Delph, R.
 
Gephyroberyx darwinii
[Darwin's slimehead]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Gephyroberyx japonicus (Döderlein, 1883)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gephyroberyx japonicus
[Big roughy]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus abramovi
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Hoplostethus atlanticus Collett, 1889

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Hoplostethus atlanticus
[Orange roughy]

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hoplostethus cadenati Quéro, 1974

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Hoplostethus cadenati
[Black slimehead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus confinis
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25.4 cm SL
Hoplostethus crassispinus Kotlyar, 1980

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Hoplostethus crassispinus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus druzhinini
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus fedorovi
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Hoplostethus fragilis
[Chilean roughy]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 52.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus gigas
[Giant sawbelly]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 45.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus grandperrini
[Grandperrin’s giant sawbelly]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hoplostethus intermedius (Hector, 1875)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Hoplostethus intermedius
[Blacktip sawbelly]

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL
Hoplostethus japonicus Hilgendorf, 1879

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Hoplostethus japonicus
[Western Pacific roughy]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Hoplostethus latus McCulloch, 1914

Photo by CSIRO
 
Hoplostethus latus
[Palefin sawbelly]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus marisrubri
[Red Sea roughy]

Photo by De Sanctis, A.

Cosmopolitan. Eastern At
Max. Length 42 cm SL
Hoplostethus mediterraneus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by De Sanctis, A.
 
Hoplostethus mediterraneus
[Mediterranean slimehead]
No picture found
South Pacific
Max. Length 51.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus melanopeza
[New Zealand giant sawbelly]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Hoplostethus melanopterus
[Blackfin roughy]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Hoplostethus melanopus (Weber, 1913)

Photo by SFSA
 
Hoplostethus melanopus
[Smallscale slimehead]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hoplostethus mento (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hoplostethus mento
[Slimy head]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Hoplostethus metallicus
[Metallic roughy]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus mikhailini
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Hoplostethus occidentalis Woods, 1973

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Hoplostethus occidentalis
[Western roughy]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Hoplostethus pacificus
[Eastern Pacific roughy]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus ravurictus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus rifti
[]

Photo by Moore, J.

Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 35.4 cm SL
Hoplostethus robustispinus Moore & Dodd, 2010

Photo by Moore, J.
 
Hoplostethus robustispinus
[Thickspine roughy]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus rubellopterus
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus shubnikovi
[Metavay sawbelly]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Hoplostethus tenebricus Kotlyar, 1980

Photo by SFSA
 
Hoplostethus tenebricus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic.
Max. Length 19.6 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus vniro
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Optivus agastos
[Violet roughy]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Optivus agrammus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm SL
Optivus elongatus (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Optivus elongatus
[Slender roughy]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Paratrachichthys fernandezianus
[Chilean sandpaperfish]
No picture found
East Indian to Western Pa

 
Paratrachichthys macleayi
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 24.6 cm SL

 
Paratrachichthys trailli
[Sandpaper fish]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Parinoberyx horridus
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Sorosichthys ananassa Whitley, 1945

Photo by CSIRO
 
Sorosichthys ananassa
[Little pineapple fish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Trachichthys australis Shaw, 1799

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Trachichthys australis
[Roughy]
49 Species of Family Trachichthyidae
(Slimeheads)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1961 Aulotrachichthys argyrophanus Western luminous roughy Southwest Atlantic 7.5 SL
1971 Aulotrachichthys atlanticus Brazilian luminous roughy Southwestern Atlantic 10.3 TL
1984 Aulotrachichthys heptalepis Hawaiian luminous roughy Eastern Central Pacific 6.7 TL
1938 Aulotrachichthys latus Philippine luminous roughy Western Pacific
1980 Aulotrachichthys novaezelandicus New Zealand roughy Southwest Pacific
1902 Aulotrachichthys prosthemius West Pacific luminous roughy North Pacific 6.1 SL
1987 Aulotrachichthys pulsator Golden roughy Eastern Indian Ocean 8 SL
1979 Aulotrachichthys sajademalensis Saya de Malha luminous roughy Indian Ocean 9.6 SL
1866 Gephyroberyx darwinii Darwin's slimehead Eastern Atlantic 60 TL
1883 Gephyroberyx japonicus Big roughy Northwest Pacific 20 SL
1986 Hoplostethus abramovi Western Indian Ocean 19 SL
1889 Hoplostethus atlanticus Orange roughy Western Atlantic 75 TL
1974 Hoplostethus cadenati Black slimehead Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1980 Hoplostethus confinis Eastern Indian Ocean 12.3 SL
1980 Hoplostethus crassispinus Northwest Pacific 25.4 SL
1986 Hoplostethus druzhinini Western Indian Ocean 13.1 SL
1986 Hoplostethus fedorovi Western Central Pacific 15.9 SL
1959 Hoplostethus fragilis Chilean roughy Southeast Pacific
1914 Hoplostethus gigas Giant sawbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 52.5 SL
2012 Hoplostethus grandperrini Grandperrin’s giant sawbelly Northwest Pacific 45.5 SL
1875 Hoplostethus intermedius Blacktip sawbelly Indo-West Pacific 18 TL
1879 Hoplostethus japonicus Western Pacific roughy Northwest Pacific 12.6 SL
1914 Hoplostethus latus Palefin sawbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 53 TL
1986 Hoplostethus marisrubri Red Sea roughy Western Indian Ocean 12.2 SL
1829 Hoplostethus mediterraneus Mediterranean slimehead Cosmopolitan. Eastern At 42 SL
2012 Hoplostethus melanopeza New Zealand giant sawbelly South Pacific 51.5 SL
1938 Hoplostethus melanopterus Blackfin roughy Western Central Pacific 14 TL
1913 Hoplostethus melanopus Smallscale slimehead Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
1899 Hoplostethus mento Slimy head Eastern Pacific 12 TL
1938 Hoplostethus metallicus Metallic roughy Western Central Pacific
1986 Hoplostethus mikhailini Southeast Atlantic and We 14.7 SL
1973 Hoplostethus occidentalis Western roughy Atlantic Ocean 17.3 SL
1899 Hoplostethus pacificus Eastern Pacific roughy Southeast Pacific
2008 Hoplostethus ravurictus Eastern Indian Ocean 14.1 SL
1986 Hoplostethus rifti Western Indian Ocean 7.5 SL
2010 Hoplostethus robustispinus Thickspine roughy Northwestern Pacific 35.4 SL
1980 Hoplostethus rubellopterus Indian Ocean 10.5 SL
1980 Hoplostethus shubnikovi Metavay sawbelly Indian Ocean 20.3 SL
1980 Hoplostethus tenebricus Western Indian Ocean 21 TL
1995 Hoplostethus vniro Eastern Central Atlantic. 19.6 SL
2004 Optivus agastos Violet roughy Southwest Pacific 9.5 SL
2004 Optivus agrammus Eastern Indian Ocean 9.1 SL
1859 Optivus elongatus Slender roughy Southwestern Pacific 72 SL
1887 Paratrachichthys fernandezianus Chilean sandpaperfish Southeast Pacific
1881 Paratrachichthys macleayi East Indian to Western Pa
1875 Paratrachichthys trailli Sandpaper fish Western Pacific 24.6 SL
1984 Parinoberyx horridus Western Pacific
1945 Sorosichthys ananassa Little pineapple fish Eastern Indian Ocean 8 TL
1799 Trachichthys australis Roughy Indo-Pacific 15 SL



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