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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Notacanthiformes
Family: Halosauridae Halosaurs

Genus: Aldrovandia

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6 species
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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
[]
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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]
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Max. Length 50.8 cm TL

 
Aldrovandia rostrata
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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



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