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Family: Trachipteridae Ribbonfishes

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 114 cm TL

Desmodema lorum
[Whiptail ribbonfish]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Desmodema polystictum (Ogilby, 1898)

Photo by Khan, M.M.
Desmodema polystictum
[Polka-dot ribbonfish]
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 183 cm TL

Trachipterus altivelis

Photo by Backer, J.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Trachipterus arcticus (Brünnich, 1788)

Photo by Backer, J.
Trachipterus arcticus

Photo by NMFS - Pacific Islands Area Office

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 143 cm TL
Trachipterus fukuzakii Fitch, 1964

Photo by NMFS - Pacific Islands Area Office
Trachipterus fukuzakii
[Tapertail ribbonfish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 270 cm SL
Trachipterus ishikawae Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Suzuki, T.
Trachipterus ishikawae
[Slender ribbonfish]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 220 cm TL
Trachipterus jacksonensis (Ramsay, 1881)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
Trachipterus jacksonensis
[Blackflash ribbonfish]

Photo by The Sharkman

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Trachipterus trachypterus (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by The Sharkman
Trachipterus trachypterus
[Mediterranean dealfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Circumglobal in the tropi
Max. Length 118 cm SL
Zu cristatus (Bonelli, 1819)

Photo by JAMARC
Zu cristatus
[Scalloped ribbonfish]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Zu elongatus Heemstra & Kannemeyer, 1984

Photo by SFSA
Zu elongatus
[Taper-tail ribbonfish]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Desmodema lorum Whiptail ribbonfish Eastern Central Pacific 114 TL 1977
Desmodema polystictum Polka-dot ribbonfish Western Pacific 110 TL 1898
Trachipterus altivelis King-of-the-salmon Eastern Pacific 183 TL 1859
Trachipterus arcticus Dealfish Northeast Atlantic 300 TL 1788
Trachipterus fukuzakii Tapertail ribbonfish Eastern Pacific 143 TL 1964
Trachipterus ishikawae Slender ribbonfish Northwest Pacific 270 SL 1901
Trachipterus jacksonensis Blackflash ribbonfish Western Indian Ocean 220 TL 1881
Trachipterus trachypterus Mediterranean dealfish Eastern Atlantic 300 TL 1789
Zu cristatus Scalloped ribbonfish Circumglobal in the tropi 118 SL 1819
Zu elongatus Taper-tail ribbonfish Southeast Atlantic 120 TL 1984

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