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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Neoscopelidae Blackchins

Genus: Neoscopelus

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3 species
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Neoscopelus macrolepidotus Johnson, 1863

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Neoscopelus macrolepidotus
[Large-scaled lantern fish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL
Neoscopelus microchir Matsubara, 1943

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Neoscopelus microchir
[Shortfin neoscopelid]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL
Neoscopelus porosus Arai, 1969

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Neoscopelus porosus
[Spangleside neoscopelid]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Neoscopelus macrolepidotus Large-scaled lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1863
Neoscopelus microchir Shortfin neoscopelid Eastern Atlantic 30.5 SL 1943
Neoscopelus porosus Spangleside neoscopelid Indo-Pacific 18.3 SL 1969



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