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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Trichiuridae Cutlassfishes
Subfamily: Lepidopinae
Genus: Lepidopus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 66 cm SL
Lepidopus altifrons Parin & Collette, 1993

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Lepidopus altifrons
[Crested scabbardfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 79 cm SL
Lepidopus calcar Parin & Mikhailin, 1982

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Lepidopus calcar
[Hawaiian ridge scabbardfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 210 cm TL
Lepidopus caudatus (Euphrasen, 1788)

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Lepidopus caudatus
[Silver scabbardfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Lepidopus dubius Parin & Mikhailin, 1981

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Lepidopus dubius
[Doubtful scabbardfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 210 cm SL
Lepidopus fitchi Rosenblatt & Wilson, 1987

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Lepidopus fitchi
[Pacific scabbardfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm SL
Lepidopus manis Rosenblatt & Wilson, 1987

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Lepidopus manis
[Ghost scabbardfish]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lepidopus altifrons Crested scabbardfish Western Atlantic 66 SL 1993
Lepidopus calcar Hawaiian ridge scabbardfish Northwest Pacific 79 SL 1982
Lepidopus caudatus Silver scabbardfish Eastern Atlantic 210 TL 1788
Lepidopus dubius Doubtful scabbardfish Eastern Atlantic 43 SL 1981
Lepidopus fitchi Pacific scabbardfish Eastern Pacific 210 SL 1987
Lepidopus manis Ghost scabbardfish Southeast Pacific 69 SL 1987



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