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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrolophidae Medusafishes

Genus: Schedophilus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Schedophilus griseolineatus Southwest Atlantic. 1937
Schedophilus haedrichi Mocosa ruff Eastern Pacific 75 TL 1973
Schedophilus huttoni New Zealand ruffe Southwest Pacific 90 TL 1910
Schedophilus maculatus Pelagic butterfish Southern Ocean 30 TL 1860
Schedophilus medusophagus Cornish blackfish Eastern Atlantic 55 TL 1839
Schedophilus ovalis Imperial blackfish Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1833
Schedophilus pemarco Pemarco blackfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1959
Schedophilus velaini Violet warehou Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1879



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