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Family: Halosauridae Halosaurs



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Circumglobal, tropical to
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Aldrovandia affinis (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Aldrovandia affinis
[Gilbert's halosaurid fish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Aldrovandia gracilis Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Aldrovandia gracilis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 43 cm SL

 
Aldrovandia mediorostris
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Aldrovandia oleosa Sulak, 1977

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Aldrovandia oleosa
[]



Probably circumglobal. W
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Aldrovandia phalacra (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Aldrovandia phalacra
[Hawaiian halosaurid fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 50.8 cm TL

 
Aldrovandia rostrata
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Halosauropsis macrochir (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Halosauropsis macrochir
[Abyssal halosaur]
No picture found

Max. Length 40.6 cm TL

 
Halosaurus attenuatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Halosaurus carinicauda
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Halosaurus guentheri Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Halosaurus guentheri
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Halosaurus johnsonianus Vaillant, 1888

Photo by Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Halosaurus johnsonianus
[Halosaur]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Halosaurus ovenii Johnson, 1864

Photo by Photo by Serrano, A.
 
Halosaurus ovenii
[]



Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Halosaurus pectoralis McCulloch, 1926

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Halosaurus pectoralis
[Australian halosaur]
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Halosaurus radiatus
[]
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Halosaurus ridgwayi
[]
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Halosaurus sinensis
[]



16 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aldrovandia affinis Gilbert's halosaurid fish Circumglobal, tropical to 55 TL 1877
Aldrovandia gracilis Eastern Atlantic 55 TL 1896
Aldrovandia mediorostris Indo-West Pacific 43 SL 1887
Aldrovandia oleosa Eastern Atlantic 52 TL 1977
Aldrovandia phalacra Hawaiian halosaurid fish Probably circumglobal. W 50 TL 1888
Aldrovandia rostrata Eastern Atlantic 50.8 TL 1878
Halosauropsis macrochir Abyssal halosaur Eastern Atlantic 90 TL 1878
Halosaurus attenuatus Eastern Atlantic 40.6 TL 1899
Halosaurus carinicauda Indian Ocean 34 TL 1889
Halosaurus guentheri Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1896
Halosaurus johnsonianus Halosaur Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1888
Halosaurus ovenii Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1864
Halosaurus pectoralis Australian halosaur Southwest Pacific. 68 TL 1926
Halosaurus radiatus Eastern Pacific 1899
Halosaurus ridgwayi Western Central Pacific. 1934
Halosaurus sinensis Northwest Pacific 1974



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