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Family: Trachichthyidae Slimeheads



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aulotrachichthys argyrophanus Western luminous roughy Southwest Atlantic 7.5 SL 1961
Aulotrachichthys atlanticus Brazilian luminous roughy Southwestern Atlantic 10.3 TL 1971
Aulotrachichthys heptalepis Hawaiian luminous roughy Eastern Central Pacific 6.7 TL 1984
Aulotrachichthys latus Philippine luminous roughy Western Pacific 1938
Aulotrachichthys novaezelandicus New Zealand roughy Southwest Pacific 1980
Aulotrachichthys prosthemius West Pacific luminous roughy North Pacific 6.1 SL 1902
Aulotrachichthys pulsator Golden roughy Eastern Indian Ocean 8 SL 1987
Aulotrachichthys sajademalensis Saya de Malha luminous roughy Indian Ocean 9.6 SL 1979
Gephyroberyx darwinii Darwin's slimehead Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1866
Gephyroberyx japonicus Big roughy Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1883
Hoplostethus abramovi Western Indian Ocean 19 SL 1986
Hoplostethus atlanticus Orange roughy Western Atlantic 75 TL 1889
Hoplostethus cadenati Black slimehead Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1974
Hoplostethus confinis Eastern Indian Ocean 12.3 SL 1980
Hoplostethus crassispinus Northwest Pacific 25.4 SL 1980
Hoplostethus druzhinini Western Indian Ocean 13.1 SL 1986
Hoplostethus fedorovi Western Central Pacific 15.9 SL 1986
Hoplostethus fragilis Chilean roughy Southeast Pacific 1959
Hoplostethus gigas Giant sawbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 52.5 SL 1914
Hoplostethus grandperrini Grandperrin’s giant sawbelly Northwest Pacific 45.5 SL 2012
Hoplostethus japonicus Western Pacific roughy Northwest Pacific 12.6 SL 1879
Hoplostethus latus Palefin sawbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 53 TL 1914
Hoplostethus marisrubri Red Sea roughy Western Indian Ocean 12.2 SL 1986
Hoplostethus mediterraneus Mediterranean slimehead Cosmopolitan. Atlantic. I 42 SL 1829
Hoplostethus melanopeza New Zealand giant sawbelly South Pacific 51.5 SL 2012
Hoplostethus melanopterus Blackfin roughy Western Central Pacific 14 TL 1938
Hoplostethus melanopus Smallscale slimehead Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1913
Hoplostethus mento Slimy head Eastern Pacific 12 TL 1899
Hoplostethus metallicus Metallic roughy Western Central Pacific 1938
Hoplostethus mikhailini Southeast Atlantic and We 14.7 SL 1986
Hoplostethus occidentalis Atlantic Roughy Atlantic Ocean 17.3 SL 1973
Hoplostethus pacificus Eastern Pacific roughy Southeast Pacific 1899
Hoplostethus ravurictus Eastern Indian Ocean 14.1 SL 2008
Hoplostethus rifti Western Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1986
Hoplostethus robustispinus Thickspine roughy Northwestern Pacific 35.4 SL 2010
Hoplostethus rubellopterus Indian Ocean 10.5 SL 1980
Hoplostethus shubnikovi Metavay sawbelly Indian Ocean 20.3 SL 1980
Hoplostethus tenebricus Western Indian Ocean 21 TL 1980
Hoplostethus vniro Eastern Central Atlantic. 19.6 SL 1995
Optivus agastos Violet roughy Southwest Pacific 9.5 SL 2004
Optivus agrammus Western roughy Eastern Indian Ocean 9.1 SL 2004
Optivus elongatus Slender roughy Southwestern Pacific 72 SL 1859
Paratrachichthys fernandezianus Chilean sandpaperfish Southeast Pacific 1887
Paratrachichthys macleayi Sandpaper fish East Indian to Southweste 1881
Paratrachichthys trailli Common roughy Western Pacific 24.6 SL 1875
Parinoberyx horridus Western Pacific 1984
Sorosichthys ananassa Little pineapple fish Eastern Indian Ocean 8 TL 1945
Trachichthys australis Roughy Indo-Pacific 15 SL 1799



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