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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Trichiuridae Cutlassfishes
Subfamily: Lepidopodinae
Genus: Evoxymetopon

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4 species
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Max. Length 161.5 cm SL

 
Evoxymetopon macrophthalmus
[Bigeye scabbard fish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 83 cm SL
Evoxymetopon moricheni Fricke, Golani & Appelbaum-Golani, 2014

Photo by Photo by Golani, D.
 
Evoxymetopon moricheni
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Evoxymetopon poeyi Günther, 1887

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Evoxymetopon poeyi
[Poey's scabbardfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Evoxymetopon taeniatus Gill, 1863

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Evoxymetopon taeniatus
[Channel scabbardfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Evoxymetopon macrophthalmus Bigeye scabbard fish Northwest Pacific 161.5 SL 2006
Evoxymetopon moricheni Indian Ocean 83 SL 2014
Evoxymetopon poeyi Poey's scabbardfish Western Indian Ocean 200 SL 1887
Evoxymetopon taeniatus Channel scabbardfish Western Atlantic 200 SL 1863



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