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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Trachichthyidae Slimeheads

Genus: Hoplostethus

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Max. Length 19 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus abramovi
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Hoplostethus atlanticus Collett, 1889

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Hoplostethus atlanticus
[Orange roughy]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hoplostethus cadenati Quéro, 1974

Photo by Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Hoplostethus cadenati
[Black slimehead]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus confinis
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25.4 cm SL
Hoplostethus crassispinus Kotlyar, 1980

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Hoplostethus crassispinus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus druzhinini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus fedorovi
[]
No picture found


 
Hoplostethus fragilis
[Chilean roughy]
No picture found

Max. Length 52.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus gigas
[Giant sawbelly]
No picture found

Max. Length 45.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus grandperrini
[Grandperrin’s giant sawbelly]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL
Hoplostethus japonicus Hilgendorf, 1879

Photo by Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Hoplostethus japonicus
[Western Pacific roughy]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Hoplostethus latus McCulloch, 1914

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Hoplostethus latus
[Palefin sawbelly]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus marisrubri
[Red Sea roughy]



Cosmopolitan. Atlantic. I
Max. Length 42 cm SL
Hoplostethus mediterraneus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by De Sanctis, A.
 
Hoplostethus mediterraneus
[Mediterranean slimehead]
No picture found

Max. Length 51.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus melanopeza
[New Zealand giant sawbelly]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Hoplostethus melanopterus
[Blackfin roughy]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Hoplostethus melanopus (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Hoplostethus melanopus
[Smallscale slimehead]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hoplostethus mento (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hoplostethus mento
[Slimy head]
No picture found


 
Hoplostethus metallicus
[Metallic roughy]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.7 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus mikhailini
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Hoplostethus occidentalis Woods, 1973

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Hoplostethus occidentalis
[Atlantic Roughy]
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Hoplostethus pacificus
[Eastern Pacific roughy]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus ravurictus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus rifti
[]



Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 35.4 cm SL
Hoplostethus robustispinus Moore & Dodd, 2010

Photo by Photo by Moore, J.
 
Hoplostethus robustispinus
[Thickspine roughy]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus rubellopterus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.3 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus shubnikovi
[Metavay sawbelly]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Hoplostethus tenebricus Kotlyar, 1980

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Hoplostethus tenebricus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.6 cm SL

 
Hoplostethus vniro
[]



29 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hoplostethus abramovi Western Indian Ocean 19 SL 1986
Hoplostethus atlanticus Orange roughy Western Atlantic 75 TL 1889
Hoplostethus cadenati Black slimehead Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1974
Hoplostethus confinis Eastern Indian Ocean 12.3 SL 1980
Hoplostethus crassispinus Northwest Pacific 25.4 SL 1980
Hoplostethus druzhinini Western Indian Ocean 13.1 SL 1986
Hoplostethus fedorovi Western Central Pacific 15.9 SL 1986
Hoplostethus fragilis Chilean roughy Southeast Pacific 1959
Hoplostethus gigas Giant sawbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 52.5 SL 1914
Hoplostethus grandperrini Grandperrin’s giant sawbelly Northwest Pacific 45.5 SL 2012
Hoplostethus japonicus Western Pacific roughy Northwest Pacific 12.6 SL 1879
Hoplostethus latus Palefin sawbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 53 TL 1914
Hoplostethus marisrubri Red Sea roughy Western Indian Ocean 12.2 SL 1986
Hoplostethus mediterraneus Mediterranean slimehead Cosmopolitan. Atlantic. I 42 SL 1829
Hoplostethus melanopeza New Zealand giant sawbelly South Pacific 51.5 SL 2012
Hoplostethus melanopterus Blackfin roughy Western Central Pacific 14 TL 1938
Hoplostethus melanopus Smallscale slimehead Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1913
Hoplostethus mento Slimy head Eastern Pacific 12 TL 1899
Hoplostethus metallicus Metallic roughy Western Central Pacific 1938
Hoplostethus mikhailini Southeast Atlantic and We 14.7 SL 1986
Hoplostethus occidentalis Atlantic Roughy Atlantic Ocean 17.3 SL 1973
Hoplostethus pacificus Eastern Pacific roughy Southeast Pacific 1899
Hoplostethus ravurictus Eastern Indian Ocean 14.1 SL 2008
Hoplostethus rifti Western Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1986
Hoplostethus robustispinus Thickspine roughy Northwestern Pacific 35.4 SL 2010
Hoplostethus rubellopterus Indian Ocean 10.5 SL 1980
Hoplostethus shubnikovi Metavay sawbelly Indian Ocean 20.3 SL 1980
Hoplostethus tenebricus Western Indian Ocean 21 TL 1980
Hoplostethus vniro Eastern Central Atlantic. 19.6 SL 1995



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