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Class: Teleostei
Order: Notacanthiformes
Family: Halosauridae Halosaurs

Genus: Aldrovandia

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Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Circumglobal, tropical to
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Aldrovandia affinis (Günther, 1877)

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Aldrovandia affinis
[Gilbert's halosaurid fish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Aldrovandia gracilis Goode & Bean, 1896

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Aldrovandia gracilis
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Max. Length 43 cm SL

Aldrovandia mediorostris

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Aldrovandia oleosa Sulak, 1977

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Aldrovandia oleosa

Photo by Orlov, A.

Probably circumglobal. W
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Aldrovandia phalacra (Vaillant, 1888)

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Aldrovandia phalacra
[Hawaiian halosaurid fish]
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Max. Length 50.8 cm TL

Aldrovandia rostrata
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aldrovandia affinis Gilbert's halosaurid fish Circumglobal, tropical to 60 TL 1877
Aldrovandia gracilis Eastern Atlantic 55 TL 1896
Aldrovandia mediorostris Indo-West Pacific 43 SL 1887
Aldrovandia oleosa Eastern Atlantic 52 TL 1977
Aldrovandia phalacra Hawaiian halosaurid fish Probably circumglobal. W 50 TL 1888
Aldrovandia rostrata Eastern Atlantic 50.8 TL 1878

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