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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Alepocephalidae Slickheads

Genus: Rouleina

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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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