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Family: Melamphaidae Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads



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Melamphaes acanthomus
[Slender bigscale]
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Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Melamphaes contradictorius
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Melamphaes danae Ebeling, 1962

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes danae
[Bigscale]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes ebelingi
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Melamphaes eulepis Ebeling, 1962

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes eulepis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes falsidicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes hubbsi
[]
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Melamphaes indicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Melamphaes janae
[]
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Melamphaes laeviceps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes leprus
[]



Atlantic and Pacific
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Melamphaes longivelis Parr, 1933

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes longivelis
[Eyebrow bigscale]
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Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes lugubris
[Highsnout melamphid]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Melamphaes macrocephalus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes manifestus
[]



Antitropical. South Atla
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Melamphaes microps (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Melamphaes microps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Melamphaes nikolayi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes occlusus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Melamphaes pachystomus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes papavereus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes parini
[]
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Melamphaes parvus
[Little bigscale]



Circumtropical in North A
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Melamphaes polylepis Ebeling, 1962

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Melamphaes polylepis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes proximus
[]
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Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes pumilus
[]



Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Melamphaes simus Ebeling, 1962

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes simus
[Ridgehead]
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Melamphaes spinifer
[]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Melamphaes suborbitalis
[Shoulderspine bigscale]
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Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Melamphaes succedaneus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Melamphaes typhlops
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes xestoachidus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Poromitra agafonovae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Poromitra atlantica
[]



North Atlantic, Northwest
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Poromitra capito Goode & Bean, 1883

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Poromitra capito
[]
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Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Poromitra coronata
[]
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Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Poromitra crassa
[]



Distribution needs to be
Max. Length 14.8 cm SL
Poromitra crassiceps (Günther, 1878)

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Poromitra crassiceps
[Crested bigscale]
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Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Poromitra cristiceps
[]
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Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Poromitra curilensis
[]
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Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Poromitra decipiens
[]
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Max. Length 13.4 cm SL

 
Poromitra frontosa
[]
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Poromitra gibbsi
[]
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Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Poromitra glochidiata
[]
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Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Poromitra indooceanica
[]
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Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Poromitra jucunda
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Poromitra kukuevi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Poromitra macrophthalma
[]



Atlantic Ocean.
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Poromitra megalops (Lütken, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A./ Román Marcote, E.
 
Poromitra megalops
[]
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Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Poromitra nigriceps
[]
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Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Poromitra nigrofulva
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Poromitra oscitans Ebeling, 1975

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Poromitra oscitans
[Yawning]
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Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Poromitra rugosa
[]
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Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Poromitra unicornis
[]
No picture found


 
Scopeloberyx bannikovi
[]
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Scopeloberyx malayanus
[]
No picture found


 
Scopeloberyx maxillaris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm TL

 
Scopeloberyx microlepis
[Southern bigscale]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Scopeloberyx opisthopterus (Parr, 1933)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Scopeloberyx opisthopterus
[]
No picture found


 
Scopeloberyx pequenoi
[]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Scopeloberyx robustus (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Scopeloberyx robustus
[Longjaw bigscale]
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Scopeloberyx rossicus
[]
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Scopeloberyx rubriventer
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Scopelogadus beanii (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Scopelogadus beanii
[Bean's bigscale]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Scopelogadus bispinosus
[Twospine bigscale]



Indian and Atlantic
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Scopelogadus mizolepis (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Scopelogadus mizolepis
[Ragged bigscale]
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Scopelogadus unispinis
[]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL
Sio nordenskjoldii (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Sio nordenskjoldii
[Nordenskjold's bigscale]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Melamphaes acanthomus Slender bigscale Eastern Pacific 1962
Melamphaes contradictorius Western Pacific 3.1 SL 2015
Melamphaes danae Bigscale Indo-Pacific 2.3 SL 1962
Melamphaes ebelingi Western Central Atlantic. 13.7 SL 1973
Melamphaes eulepis Eastern Atlantic 4.6 SL 1962
Melamphaes falsidicus Northern Atlantic (temper 8.7 SL 2011
Melamphaes hubbsi South Atlantic 2.5 SL 1962
Melamphaes indicus Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes janae Eastern Pacific 8.6 SL 1962
Melamphaes laeviceps Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes leprus Eastern Atlantic 11.3 SL 1962
Melamphaes longivelis Eyebrow bigscale Atlantic and Pacific 10.6 SL 1933
Melamphaes lugubris Highsnout melamphid North Pacific 8.5 SL 1890
Melamphaes macrocephalus Eastern Pacific Ocean 12.8 SL 1931
Melamphaes manifestus Eastern Atlantic Ocean 8.7 SL 2011
Melamphaes microps Antitropical. South Atla 9.6 SL 1878
Melamphaes nikolayi Northwestern Pacific. 6.2 SL 2012
Melamphaes occlusus Southwestern Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2012
Melamphaes pachystomus Southeast Pacific 7.2 SL 2011
Melamphaes papavereus Eastern Indian Ocean 3.5 SL 2016
Melamphaes parini Northwest Pacific 11.3 SL 1999
Melamphaes parvus Little bigscale Eastern Pacific 1962
Melamphaes polylepis Circumtropical in North A 6.8 SL 1962
Melamphaes proximus Indo-West Pacific 9.3 SL 2015
Melamphaes pumilus Western Atlantic 2.3 SL 1962
Melamphaes simus Ridgehead Indo-Pacific and Atlantic 2.9 SL 1962
Melamphaes spinifer Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes suborbitalis Shoulderspine bigscale North Atlantic 10.6 SL 1883
Melamphaes succedaneus Eastern Pacific. 10.6 SL 2015
Melamphaes typhlops North Atlantic 7.8 SL 1843
Melamphaes xestoachidus Northwestern Pacific Ocea 8.7 SL 2011
Poromitra agafonovae Western Indian Ocean 13.2 SL 2009
Poromitra atlantica Circum-Antarctic, between 11.6 SL 1929
Poromitra capito North Atlantic, Northwest 10 SL 1883
Poromitra coronata Southeastern Atlantic Oce 10.7 SL 1924
Poromitra crassa Western Pacific 11 SL 1980
Poromitra crassiceps Crested bigscale Distribution needs to be 14.8 SL 1878
Poromitra cristiceps North Pacific Ocean. 12.1 SL 1890
Poromitra curilensis Northern Pacific 11.2 SL 2008
Poromitra decipiens Eastern Indian Ocean. Eas 11.5 SL 2008
Poromitra frontosa Eastern Pacific Ocean, fr 13.4 SL 1899
Poromitra gibbsi Southeast Pacific. 1989
Poromitra glochidiata Eastern Indian Ocean 10.9 SL 2008
Poromitra indooceanica Indian Ocean. 13.1 SL 2008
Poromitra jucunda Pacific Ocean 5.0 SL 2010
Poromitra kukuevi Southwest Atlantic. 4.9 SL 2008
Poromitra macrophthalma Indo-Pacific 4.5 SL 1903
Poromitra megalops Atlantic Ocean. 6.4 SL 1878
Poromitra nigriceps Northern Atlantic Ocean, 13.5 SL 1911
Poromitra nigrofulva Eastern Pacific Ocean 9.9 SL 1899
Poromitra oscitans Yawning Indo-Pacific 8.2 SL 1975
Poromitra rugosa Northeastern Pacific 9.4 SL 1939
Poromitra unicornis Pacific Ocean 11.4 SL 1905
Scopeloberyx bannikovi Western Atlantic, equator 2004
Scopeloberyx malayanus Indo-West Pacific 1913
Scopeloberyx maxillaris Eastern Pacific Ocean. Tr 1899
Scopeloberyx microlepis Southern bigscale Indian Ocean. South Paci 4.1 TL 1937
Scopeloberyx opisthopterus Atlantic, Indian and Paci 3.7 SL 1933
Scopeloberyx pequenoi Eastern Pacific, tropical 2004
Scopeloberyx robustus Longjaw bigscale Circumglobal 7.3 SL 1887
Scopeloberyx rossicus Northwest Pacific. 2004
Scopeloberyx rubriventer North Atlantic 1953
Scopelogadus beanii Bean's bigscale Southwest Pacific 12.2 SL 1887
Scopelogadus bispinosus Twospine bigscale Eastern Pacific 11 TL 1915
Scopelogadus mizolepis Ragged bigscale Indian and Atlantic 9.4 SL 1878
Scopelogadus unispinis Western Pacific 1963
Sio nordenskjoldii Nordenskjold's bigscale Atlantic, Indian and Paci 12.3 SL 1905



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