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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Sternoptychidae Marine hatchetfishes
Subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Genus: Polyipnus

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Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Polyipnus aquavitus
[Aquavit hatchetfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Polyipnus asper
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Polyipnus asteroides Schultz, 1938

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Polyipnus asteroides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.0 cm SL

 
Polyipnus bruuni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Polyipnus clarus
[Slope hatchetfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Polyipnus danae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus elongatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Polyipnus fraseri
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Polyipnus indicus Schultz, 1961

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Polyipnus indicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Polyipnus inermis
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Polyipnus kiwiensis Baird, 1971

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Polyipnus kiwiensis
[Kiwi hatchetfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Polyipnus laruei
[Bigeye hatchetfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Polyipnus laternatus Garman, 1899

Photo by Photo by Garcia Jr., J.
 
Polyipnus laternatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Polyipnus latirastrus
[Combside hatchetfish]
No picture found


 
Polyipnus limatulus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus matsubarai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Polyipnus meteori
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Polyipnus nuttingi
[Nutting's hatchet fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus oluolus
[]



Western Indian Ocean. We
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Polyipnus omphus Baird, 1971

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Polyipnus omphus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus ovatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Polyipnus parini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Polyipnus paxtoni
[Paxton's hatchetfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Polyipnus polli Schultz, 1961

Photo by Photo by DESCNA
 
Polyipnus polli
[Round hatchetfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Polyipnus ruggeri
[Rugby hatchetfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Polyipnus soelae
[Soela hatchetfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Polyipnus spinifer Borodulina, 1979

Photo by Photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan
 
Polyipnus spinifer
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Polyipnus spinosus
[Spiny hatchetfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Polyipnus stereope Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Senou, H.
 
Polyipnus stereope
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus surugaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Polyipnus tridentifer
[Three-spined hatchetfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Polyipnus triphanos Schultz, 1938

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Polyipnus triphanos
[Threelight hatchetfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Polyipnus unispinus
[]



33 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Polyipnus aquavitus Aquavit hatchetfish Western Pacific 3.5 SL 1971
Polyipnus asper Eastern Indian Ocean 6.2 SL 1994
Polyipnus asteroides Western Central Atlantic 8.1 SL 1938
Polyipnus bruuni Western Indian Ocean 2.0 SL 1994
Polyipnus clarus Slope hatchetfish Western Atlantic 6 SL 1994
Polyipnus danae Western Pacific 2.8 SL 1990
Polyipnus elongatus Southwest Pacific 7 SL 1979
Polyipnus fraseri Western Pacific 4.0 SL 1934
Polyipnus indicus Western Indian Ocean 6 SL 1961
Polyipnus inermis Southeast Pacific 6.4 SL 1981
Polyipnus kiwiensis Kiwi hatchetfish Southwest Pacific 8.2 SL 1971
Polyipnus laruei Bigeye hatchetfish Western Pacific 4.6 SL 2017
Polyipnus laternatus Western Atlantic 4.4 SL 1899
Polyipnus latirastrus Combside hatchetfish Western Pacific 8.8 SL 1994
Polyipnus limatulus Western Indian Ocean 1998
Polyipnus matsubarai Northwest Pacific 9.7 SL 1961
Polyipnus meteori Indo-Pacific 5.5 SL 1967
Polyipnus nuttingi Nutting's hatchet fish Western Indian Ocean 8.3 SL 1905
Polyipnus oluolus Western Pacific 2.7 SL 1971
Polyipnus omphus Western Indian Ocean. We 5.6 SL 1971
Polyipnus ovatus Western Central Pacific 4.7 SL 1994
Polyipnus parini Western Pacific. 6.1 SL 1979
Polyipnus paxtoni Paxton's hatchetfish Western Central Pacific 4.9 SL 1989
Polyipnus polli Round hatchetfish Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1961
Polyipnus ruggeri Rugby hatchetfish Indo-West Pacific. 6.6 SL 1971
Polyipnus soelae Soela hatchetfish Indo-West Pacific 6.0 SL 1994
Polyipnus spinifer Western Pacific 6 SL 1979
Polyipnus spinosus Spiny hatchetfish Western Cental Pacific 8.5 SL 1887
Polyipnus stereope Northwest Pacific 5.3 SL 1904
Polyipnus surugaensis Northwest Pacific 3.7 SL 1990
Polyipnus tridentifer Three-spined hatchetfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 1914
Polyipnus triphanos Threelight hatchetfish Indo-Pacific 4.7 SL 1938
Polyipnus unispinus Western Pacific 3.5 SL 1938



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