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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrolophidae Medusafishes

Genus: Schedophilus

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Schedophilus griseolineatus
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Schedophilus haedrichi Chirichigno F., 1973

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Schedophilus haedrichi
[Mocosa ruff]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Schedophilus huttoni (Waite, 1910)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Schedophilus huttoni
[New Zealand ruffe]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Schedophilus maculatus Günther, 1860

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Schedophilus maculatus
[Pelagic butterfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Schedophilus medusophagus (Cocco, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Schedophilus medusophagus
[Cornish blackfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Schedophilus ovalis (Cuvier, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Schedophilus ovalis
[Imperial blackfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Schedophilus pemarco (Poll, 1959)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Schedophilus pemarco
[Pemarco blackfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Schedophilus velaini (Sauvage, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Schedophilus velaini
[Violet warehou]



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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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