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Family: Trachipteridae Ribbonfishes



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Max. Length 114 cm TL

 
Desmodema lorum
[Whiptail ribbonfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Desmodema polystictum (Ogilby, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Desmodema polystictum
[Polka-dot ribbonfish]
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Max. Length 183 cm TL

 
Trachipterus altivelis
[King-of-the-salmon]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Trachipterus arcticus (Brünnich, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Backer, J.
 
Trachipterus arcticus
[Dealfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 143 cm TL
Trachipterus fukuzakii Fitch, 1964

Photo by Photo by NMFS - Pacific Islands Area Office
 
Trachipterus fukuzakii
[Tapertail ribbonfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 270 cm SL
Trachipterus ishikawae Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Trachipterus ishikawae
[Slender ribbonfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 220 cm TL
Trachipterus jacksonensis (Ramsay, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Trachipterus jacksonensis
[Blackflash ribbonfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Trachipterus trachypterus (Gmelin, 1789)

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Trachipterus trachypterus
[Mediterranean dealfish]



Circumglobal in the tropi
Max. Length 118 cm SL
Zu cristatus (Bonelli, 1819)

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Zu cristatus
[Scalloped ribbonfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Zu elongatus Heemstra & Kannemeyer, 1984

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Zu elongatus
[Taper-tail ribbonfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Desmodema lorum Whiptail ribbonfish Eastern Central Pacific 114 TL 1977
Desmodema polystictum Polka-dot ribbonfish Western Pacific 110 TL 1898
Trachipterus altivelis King-of-the-salmon Eastern Pacific 183 TL 1859
Trachipterus arcticus Dealfish Northeast Atlantic 300 TL 1788
Trachipterus fukuzakii Tapertail ribbonfish Eastern Pacific 143 TL 1964
Trachipterus ishikawae Slender ribbonfish Northwest Pacific 270 SL 1901
Trachipterus jacksonensis Blackflash ribbonfish Western Indian Ocean 220 TL 1881
Trachipterus trachypterus Mediterranean dealfish Eastern Atlantic 300 TL 1789
Zu cristatus Scalloped ribbonfish Circumglobal in the tropi 118 SL 1819
Zu elongatus Taper-tail ribbonfish Southeast Atlantic 120 TL 1984



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