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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Centrolophidae Medusafishes

Genus: Hyperoglyphe

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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe antarctica (Carmichael, 1819)

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Hyperoglyphe antarctica
[Bluenose warehou]
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Max. Length 60 cm TL

Hyperoglyphe bythites
[Black driftfish]

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe japonica (Döderlein, 1884)

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Hyperoglyphe japonica
[Pacific barrelfish]

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm SL
Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma (Miranda Ribeiro, 1915)

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Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe perciformis (Mitchill, 1818)

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Hyperoglyphe perciformis
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Hyperoglyphe pringlei
[Black butterfish]

6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hyperoglyphe antarctica Bluenose warehou Southwest Atlantic 140 TL 1819
Hyperoglyphe bythites Black driftfish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1954
Hyperoglyphe japonica Pacific barrelfish Northwest Pacific 90 TL 1884
Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma Southwest Atlantic 57 SL 1915
Hyperoglyphe perciformis Barrelfish Western Atlantic 91 TL 1818
Hyperoglyphe pringlei Black butterfish Southeast Atlantic 1949

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