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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Alepocephaliformes
Family: Alepocephalidae Slickheads

Genus: Alepocephalus

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 123 cm SL
Alepocephalus agassizii Goode & Bean, 1883

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Alepocephalus agassizii
[Agassiz' slickhead]
No picture found


 
Alepocephalus andersoni
[]



Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 66.2 cm SL
Alepocephalus antipodianus (Parrott, 1948)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Alepocephalus antipodianus
[Antipodean slickhead]
No picture found


 
Alepocephalus asperifrons
[]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 69 cm SL
Alepocephalus australis Barnard, 1923

Photo by Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Alepocephalus australis
[Small scaled brown slickhead]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Alepocephalus bairdii Goode & Bean, 1879

Photo by Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Alepocephalus bairdii
[Baird's slickhead]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Alepocephalus bicolor Alcock, 1891

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Alepocephalus bicolor
[Bicolor slickhead]



Western Indian Ocean

Alepocephalus blanfordii Alcock, 1892

Photo by Photo by Mullasseri, S.
 
Alepocephalus blanfordii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.5 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus dentifer
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus fundulus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus longiceps
[Longfin slickhead]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Alepocephalus longirostris Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Alepocephalus longirostris
[Longsnout slickhead]
No picture found


 
Alepocephalus melas
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus owstoni
[Owston's slickhead]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.7 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus planifrons
[]



Possibly circumglobal. E
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Alepocephalus productus Gill, 1883

Photo by Photo by Blend, C.
 
Alepocephalus productus
[Smalleye smooth-head]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alepocephalus rostratus Risso, 1820

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Alepocephalus rostratus
[Risso's smooth-head]



North Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Alepocephalus tenebrosus Gilbert, 1892

Photo by Photo by Van Orden, W.
 
Alepocephalus tenebrosus
[California slickhead]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Alepocephalus triangularis
[Triangulate slickhead]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 63 cm SL
Alepocephalus umbriceps Jordan & Thompson, 1914

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Alepocephalus umbriceps
[Slickhead]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alepocephalus agassizii Agassiz' slickhead Eastern Atlantic 123 SL 1883
Alepocephalus andersoni Western Central Pacific. 1934
Alepocephalus antipodianus Antipodean slickhead Western Central Pacific. 66.2 SL 1948
Alepocephalus asperifrons Eastern Pacific. 1899
Alepocephalus australis Small scaled brown slickhead Circumglobal 69 SL 1923
Alepocephalus bairdii Baird's slickhead Eastern Atlantic 100 SL 1879
Alepocephalus bicolor Bicolor slickhead Indo-Pacific 29 SL 1891
Alepocephalus blanfordii Western Indian Ocean 1892
Alepocephalus dentifer Eastern Indian Ocean 30.5 SL 1979
Alepocephalus fundulus Eastern Pacific 18 SL 1899
Alepocephalus longiceps Longfin slickhead Northwest Pacific 16 SL 1909
Alepocephalus longirostris Longsnout slickhead Western Pacific 41 SL 1984
Alepocephalus melas Southeast Pacific 1961
Alepocephalus owstoni Owston's slickhead Northwest Pacific 40 SL 1908
Alepocephalus planifrons Southeast Pacific. 31.7 SL 1993
Alepocephalus productus Smalleye smooth-head Possibly circumglobal. E 41 SL 1883
Alepocephalus rostratus Risso's smooth-head Eastern Atlantic 50 SL 1820
Alepocephalus tenebrosus California slickhead North Pacific 61 TL 1892
Alepocephalus triangularis Triangulate slickhead Western Pacific 24 SL 1984
Alepocephalus umbriceps Slickhead Northwest Pacific 63 SL 1914



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