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Family: Alepisauridae Lancetfishes



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Photo by Dolgov, A.

Circumglobal.
Max. Length 96 cm TL
Alepisaurus brevirostris Gibbs, 1960

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Alepisaurus brevirostris
[Short snouted lancetfish]

Photo by Chow, S.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 215 cm TL
Alepisaurus ferox Lowe, 1833

Photo by Chow, S.
 
Alepisaurus ferox
[Long snouted lancetfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alepisaurus brevirostris Short snouted lancetfish Circumglobal. 96 TL 1960
Alepisaurus ferox Long snouted lancetfish Circumglobal 215 TL 1833



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