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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae Grenadiers or rattails

Genus: Hymenocephalus

(See list of species below)



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28 species
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Max. Length 12.7 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus aeger
[Plaintail whiptail]
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Hymenocephalus antraeus
[]



Widespread but patchy and
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Hymenocephalus aterrimus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by Schwarzhans, W.
 
Hymenocephalus aterrimus
[Blackest whiptail]
No picture found


 
Hymenocephalus barbatulus
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 39.5 cm TL
Hymenocephalus billsam Marshall & Iwamoto, 1973

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Hymenocephalus billsam
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.8 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus fuscus
[Black membranehead]
No picture found


 
Hymenocephalus grimaldii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus hachijoensis
[]
No picture found


 
Hymenocephalus heterolepis
[]



Widespread
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Hymenocephalus italicus Giglioli, 1884

Photo by Photo by De Sanctis, A.
 
Hymenocephalus italicus
[Glasshead grenadier]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL
Hymenocephalus iwamotoi Schwarzhans, 2014

Photo by Photo by Schwarzhans, W.
 
Hymenocephalus iwamotoi
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Hymenocephalus lethonemus Jordan & Gilbert, 1904

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Hymenocephalus lethonemus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25.5 cm TL
Hymenocephalus longibarbis (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Schwarzhans, W.
 
Hymenocephalus longibarbis
[Longbarb whiptail]
No picture found


 
Hymenocephalus longiceps
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Hymenocephalus longipes Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Hymenocephalus longipes
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.3 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus maculicaudus
[Spottytail membranehead]
No picture found

Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus megalops
[Bigeye whiptail]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.2 cm TL
Hymenocephalus nascens Gilbert & Hubbs, 1920

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Hymenocephalus nascens
[Nascent membranehead]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus neglectissimus
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.3 cm TL
Hymenocephalus nesaeae Merrett & Iwamoto, 2000

Photo by Photo by Merrett & Iwamoto
 
Hymenocephalus nesaeae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus papyraceus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.8 cm TL
Hymenocephalus punt Schwarzhans, 2014

Photo by Photo by Schwarzhans, W.
 
Hymenocephalus punt
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13.1 cm TL
Hymenocephalus sazonovi Schwarzhans, 2014

Photo by Photo by Schwarzhans, W.
 
Hymenocephalus sazonovi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus semipellucidus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Hymenocephalus striatissimus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus striatulus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 37 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus torvus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm TL

 
Hymenocephalus yamasakiorum
[Black-tailed membranehead]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hymenocephalus aeger Plaintail whiptail Western Pacific 12.7 TL 1920
Hymenocephalus antraeus Eastern Central Pacific 1897
Hymenocephalus aterrimus Blackest whiptail Widespread but patchy and 20 TL 1905
Hymenocephalus barbatulus Western Central Pacific 1920
Hymenocephalus billsam Western Central Atlantic 39.5 TL 1973
Hymenocephalus fuscus Black membranehead Southwest Pacific 14.8 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus grimaldii Western Central Pacific. 1913
Hymenocephalus hachijoensis Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1970
Hymenocephalus heterolepis Eastern Indian Ocean 1889
Hymenocephalus italicus Glasshead grenadier Widespread 25 TL 1884
Hymenocephalus iwamotoi Eastern Indian Ocean 10.3 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus lethonemus Western Pacific 14 TL 1904
Hymenocephalus longibarbis Longbarb whiptail Indo-West Pacific 25.5 TL 1887
Hymenocephalus longiceps Indo-West Pacific. 1912
Hymenocephalus longipes Western Central Pacific 15.5 TL 1912
Hymenocephalus maculicaudus Spottytail membranehead Southwest Pacific 16.3 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus megalops Bigeye whiptail Western Central Pacific 17 TL 1997
Hymenocephalus nascens Nascent membranehead Western Central Pacific 18.2 TL 1920
Hymenocephalus neglectissimus Southeast Pacific 13 TL 1992
Hymenocephalus nesaeae Western Central Pacific 14.3 TL 2000
Hymenocephalus papyraceus Northwest Pacific 10 TL 1904
Hymenocephalus punt Western Indian Ocean 16.8 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus sazonovi Eastern Pacific 13.1 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus semipellucidus Southeast Pacific 16.5 TL 1992
Hymenocephalus striatissimus Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1904
Hymenocephalus striatulus Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1905
Hymenocephalus torvus Western Pacific 37 TL 1912
Hymenocephalus yamasakiorum Black-tailed membranehead Northwest Pacific 15.1 TL 2015



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