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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Alepocephalidae Slickheads

Genus: Rouleina

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Circumglobal, widely dist
Max. Length 48 cm SL
Rouleina attrita (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Rouleina attrita
[Softskin smooth-head]
No picture found


 
Rouleina danae
[]



Western Central Pacific.

Rouleina eucla Whitley, 1940

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Rouleina eucla
[Eucla slickhead]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.4 cm SL

 
Rouleina euryops
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Rouleina guentheri (Alcock, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Rouleina guentheri
[Bordello slickhead]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm SL
Rouleina livida (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Rouleina livida
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Rouleina maderensis Maul, 1948

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Rouleina maderensis
[Madeiran smooth-head]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Rouleina nuda
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Rouleina squamilatera (Alcock, 1898)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Rouleina squamilatera
[Bluntsnout slickhead]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Rouleina watasei (Tanaka, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Rouleina watasei
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rouleina attrita Softskin smooth-head Circumglobal, widely dist 48 SL 1888
Rouleina danae Western Central Pacific 1951
Rouleina eucla Eucla slickhead Western Central Pacific. 1940
Rouleina euryops Western Central Pacific 23.4 SL 1999
Rouleina guentheri Bordello slickhead Indo-Pacific 23 SL 1892
Rouleina livida Indo-Pacific 34 SL 1906
Rouleina maderensis Madeiran smooth-head Eastern Atlantic 32 SL 1948
Rouleina nuda Western Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 1906
Rouleina squamilatera Bluntsnout slickhead Indo-West Pacific 38 SL 1898
Rouleina watasei Western Pacific 22 SL 1909



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