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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Trichiuridae Cutlassfishes
Subfamily: Aphanopodinae
Genus: Aphanopus

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Max. Length 72 cm SL

 
Aphanopus arigato
[Pacific black scabbardfish]
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Max. Length 77 cm SL

 
Aphanopus beckeri
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Max. Length 77.8 cm SL

 
Aphanopus capricornis
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North Atlantic
Max. Length 151 cm TL
Aphanopus carbo Lowe, 1839

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Aphanopus carbo
[Black scabbardfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 148 cm TL
Aphanopus intermedius Parin, 1983

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Aphanopus intermedius
[Intermediate scabbardfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Aphanopus microphthalmus Norman, 1939

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Aphanopus microphthalmus
[Smalleye scabbardfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Aphanopus mikhailini Parin, 1983

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Aphanopus mikhailini
[Mikhailin's scabbardfish]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aphanopus arigato Pacific black scabbardfish Western Pacific 72 SL 1994
Aphanopus beckeri Eastern Indian Ocean 77 SL 1994
Aphanopus capricornis Western Pacific 77.8 SL 1994
Aphanopus carbo Black scabbardfish North Atlantic 151 TL 1839
Aphanopus intermedius Intermediate scabbardfish Atlantic Ocean 148 TL 1983
Aphanopus microphthalmus Smalleye scabbardfish Western Indian Ocean 100 SL 1939
Aphanopus mikhailini Mikhailin's scabbardfish Southeast Atlantic 90 TL 1983



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