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Family: Platytroctidae Tubeshoulders



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39 species (see list below)

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Photo by Dolgov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Barbantus curvifrons (Roule & Angel, 1931)

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Barbantus curvifrons
[Palebelly searsid]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 17.8 cm SL

 
Barbantus elongatus
[]

Photo by DESCNA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Holtbyrnia anomala Krefft, 1980

Photo by DESCNA
 
Holtbyrnia anomala
[Bighead searsid]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 19.3 cm SL

 
Holtbyrnia conocephala
[]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Holtbyrnia cyanocephala (Krefft, 1967)

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Holtbyrnia cyanocephala
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Holtbyrnia innesi (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Holtbyrnia innesi
[Teardrop tubeshoulder]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Holtbyrnia intermedia
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Holtbyrnia laticauda Sazonov, 1976

Photo by SFSA
 
Holtbyrnia laticauda
[Tusked tubeshoulder]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Holtbyrnia latifrons
[Streaklight tubeshoulder]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Holtbyrnia macrops Maul, 1957

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Holtbyrnia macrops
[Bigeye searsid]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 21.7 cm SL

 
Holtbyrnia ophiocephala
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Matsuichthys aequipinnis
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 25.5 cm SL

 
Maulisia acuticeps
[Sharpsnout tubeshoulder]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Maulisia argipalla Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1979

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Maulisia argipalla
[Palegold searsid]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Maulisia isaacsi
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Maulisia mauli Parr, 1960

Photo by JAMARC
 
Maulisia mauli
[Maul's searsid]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25.5 cm SL
Maulisia microlepis Sazonov & Golovan, 1976

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Maulisia microlepis
[Smallscale searsid]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 18.1 cm SL

 
Mentodus bythios
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Mentodus crassus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Mentodus eubranchus
[]
No picture found
Tropical and subtropical
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Mentodus facilis
[]
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 20.2 cm SL

 
Mentodus longirostris
[]
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 22.2 cm SL

 
Mentodus mesalirus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24.9 cm SL
Mentodus perforatus Sazonov & Trunov, 1978

Photo by SFSA
 
Mentodus perforatus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 32.2 cm SL
Mentodus rostratus (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Mentodus rostratus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL

 
Mirorictus taningi
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Normichthys herringi
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16.4 cm TL
Normichthys operosus Parr, 1951

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Normichthys operosus
[Multipore searsid]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal in the Sub-t
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL
Normichthys yahganorum Lavenberg, 1965

Photo by SFSA
 
Normichthys yahganorum
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Pectinantus parini
[]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Persparsia kopua (Phillipps, 1942)

Photo by SFSA
 
Persparsia kopua
[Spangled tubeshoulder]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Platytroctes apus Günther, 1878

Photo by JAMARC
 
Platytroctes apus
[Legless searsid]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Platytroctes mirus
[Leaf searsid]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Sagamichthys abei Parr, 1953

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Sagamichthys abei
[Shining tubeshoulder]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean. Ex
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL

 
Sagamichthys gracilis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Sagamichthys schnakenbecki (Krefft, 1953)

Photo by SFSA
 
Sagamichthys schnakenbecki
[Schnakenbeck's searsid]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Searsia koefoedi
[Koefoed's searsid]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Searsioides calvala
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Searsioides multispinus
[]
39 Species of Family Platytroctidae
(Tubeshoulders)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1931 Barbantus curvifrons Palebelly searsid Eastern Atlantic 13.1 SL
1970 Barbantus elongatus Eastern Atlantic 17.8 SL
1980 Holtbyrnia anomala Bighead searsid Eastern Atlantic 25 SL
1976 Holtbyrnia conocephala Indo-West Pacific. 19.3 SL
1967 Holtbyrnia cyanocephala Eastern Atlantic 22.1 SL
1934 Holtbyrnia innesi Teardrop tubeshoulder Eastern Atlantic 24 SL
1976 Holtbyrnia intermedia Southeast Pacific
1976 Holtbyrnia laticauda Tusked tubeshoulder Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1976 Holtbyrnia latifrons Streaklight tubeshoulder Eastern Pacific 20 SL
1957 Holtbyrnia macrops Bigeye searsid Eastern Atlantic 20 SL
1976 Holtbyrnia ophiocephala Eastern Central Atlantic 21.7 SL
1987 Matsuichthys aequipinnis Western Central Pacific 11.9 SL
1976 Maulisia acuticeps Sharpsnout tubeshoulder Southeast Atlantic 25.5 SL
1979 Maulisia argipalla Palegold searsid Eastern Atlantic 19 SL
1987 Maulisia isaacsi Southeast Pacific 9.5 SL
1960 Maulisia mauli Maul's searsid Eastern Atlantic 20 SL
1976 Maulisia microlepis Smallscale searsid Eastern Atlantic 25.5 SL
1987 Mentodus bythios Indo-West Pacific. 18.1 SL
1960 Mentodus crassus Eastern Atlantic 24.5 SL
1987 Mentodus eubranchus Eastern Pacific 11.4 SL
1951 Mentodus facilis Tropical and subtropical 12.5 SL
1976 Mentodus longirostris Atlantic Ocean 20.2 SL
1987 Mentodus mesalirus Atlantic Ocean 22.2 SL
1978 Mentodus perforatus Eastern Atlantic 24.9 SL
1878 Mentodus rostratus Atlantic Ocean 32.2 SL
1947 Mirorictus taningi Eastern Pacific 13.7 TL
2001 Normichthys herringi Western Indian Ocean
1951 Normichthys operosus Multipore searsid Eastern Atlantic 16.4 TL
1965 Normichthys yahganorum Circumglobal in the Sub-t 16.4 SL
1976 Pectinantus parini Western Central Pacific 16.3 SL
1942 Persparsia kopua Spangled tubeshoulder Atlantic, Indian and Paci 14 TL
1878 Platytroctes apus Legless searsid Eastern Atlantic 18 SL
1909 Platytroctes mirus Leaf searsid Northeast Atlantic 12 SL
1953 Sagamichthys abei Shining tubeshoulder Western Pacific 33 TL
1978 Sagamichthys gracilis Western Indian Ocean. Ex 20.3 SL
1953 Sagamichthys schnakenbecki Schnakenbeck's searsid Eastern Atlantic 27 SL
1937 Searsia koefoedi Koefoed's searsid Eastern Atlantic 15 SL
1979 Searsioides calvala Western Central Pacific 9.3 SL
1977 Searsioides multispinus Western Central Pacific 11.8 SL



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