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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Sternoptychidae Marine hatchetfishes
Subfamily: Maurolicinae
Genus: Maurolicus

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Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus
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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Maurolicus australis Hector, 1875

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Maurolicus australis
[Pennant pearlside]
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Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus breviculus
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No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Maurolicus imperatorius
[Emperor seamount lightfish]
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Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Maurolicus inventionis
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No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Maurolicus japonicus
[North Pacific lightfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus javanicus
[Javan pearlside]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Maurolicus kornilovorum
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus mucronatus
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Sub-Arctic, and sub-Antar
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Maurolicus muelleri (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Maurolicus muelleri
[Silvery lightfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Maurolicus parvipinnis Vaillant, 1888

Photo by Photo by Diaz, M.L.
 
Maurolicus parvipinnis
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Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Maurolicus rudjakovi
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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Maurolicus stehmanni Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Maurolicus stehmanni
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Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Maurolicus walvisensis
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Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Maurolicus weitzmani
[Atlantic pearlside]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus Northeast Atlantic 1838
Maurolicus australis Pennant pearlside Southwest Pacific 5 SL 1875
Maurolicus breviculus Southeast Pacific 3.4 SL 1993
Maurolicus imperatorius Emperor seamount lightfish North Pacific 6.8 SL 1993
Maurolicus inventionis Southeast Atlantic 6.3 SL 1993
Maurolicus japonicus North Pacific lightfish Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1915
Maurolicus javanicus Javan pearlside Eastern Indian Ocean 4.4 SL 1993
Maurolicus kornilovorum Western Indian Ocean 3.2 SL 1993
Maurolicus mucronatus Western Indian Ocean 3.4 SL 1871
Maurolicus muelleri Silvery lightfish Sub-Arctic, and sub-Antar 8 TL 1789
Maurolicus parvipinnis Southeast Pacific 5.4 SL 1888
Maurolicus rudjakovi Southeast Pacific 5.9 SL 1993
Maurolicus stehmanni Southwest Atlantic 5.2 SL 1993
Maurolicus walvisensis Southeast Atlantic 4.7 SL 1993
Maurolicus weitzmani Atlantic pearlside Western Atlantic 5.2 SL 1993



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