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Family: Scorpididae Halfmoons



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Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Bathystethus cultratus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bathystethus cultratus
[Grey knifefish]
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Max. Length 21 cm SL

 
Bathystethus orientale
[Silver knifefish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Labracoglossa argenteiventris Peters, 1866

Photo by Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Labracoglossa argenteiventris
[]



Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Labracoglossa nitida McCulloch & Waite, 1916

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Labracoglossa nitida
[Blue knifefish]



Southeast Pacific

Medialuna ancietae Chirichigno F., 1987

Photo by Photo by Cáceres, R.
 
Medialuna ancietae
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Medialuna californiensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Medialuna californiensis
[Halfmoon]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scorpis aequipinnis Richardson, 1848

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpis aequipinnis
[Sea sweep]



Southeast Pacific

Scorpis chilensis Guichenot, 1848

Photo by Photo by Florian Schneider
 
Scorpis chilensis
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Scorpis georgiana Valenciennes, 1832

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Scorpis georgiana
[Banded sweep]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpis lineolata Kner, 1865

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Scorpis lineolata
[Silver sweep]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm FL
Scorpis violacea (Hutton, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Denny, C.
 
Scorpis violacea
[Blue maomao]



11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathystethus cultratus Grey knifefish Southwest Pacific. 30 TL 1801
Bathystethus orientale Silver knifefish Eastern Pacific 21 SL 1913
Labracoglossa argenteiventris Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1866
Labracoglossa nitida Blue knifefish Southwest Pacific. 20 TL 1916
Medialuna ancietae Southeast Pacific 1987
Medialuna californiensis Halfmoon Eastern Pacific 48 TL 1876
Scorpis aequipinnis Sea sweep Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL 1848
Scorpis chilensis Southeast Pacific 1848
Scorpis georgiana Banded sweep Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL 1832
Scorpis lineolata Silver sweep Southwest Pacific 30 TL 1865
Scorpis violacea Blue maomao Southwest Pacific 40 FL 1873



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