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Family: Hexagrammidae Greenlings



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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Hexagrammos agrammus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Hexagrammos agrammus
[Spotty-bellied greenling]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Hexagrammos decagrammus (Pallas, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Hexagrammos decagrammus
[Kelp greenling]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Hexagrammos lagocephalus (Pallas, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Hexagrammos lagocephalus
[Rock greenling]



North Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Hexagrammos octogrammus (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Hexagrammos octogrammus
[Masked greenling]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Hexagrammos otakii Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Hexagrammos otakii
[Fat grrenling]



North Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Hexagrammos stelleri Tilesius, 1810

Photo by Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Hexagrammos stelleri
[Whitespotted greenling]



Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Ophiodon elongatus Girard, 1854

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Ophiodon elongatus
[Lingcod]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Oxylebius pictus Gill, 1862

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Oxylebius pictus
[Painted greenling]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Pleurogrammus azonus Jordan & Metz, 1913

Photo by Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Pleurogrammus azonus
[Okhotsk atka mackerel]



North Pacific
Max. Length 56.5 cm TL
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Pallas, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Redman, M.T.
 
Pleurogrammus monopterygius
[Atka mackerel]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Zaniolepis frenata Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Zaniolepis frenata
[Shortspine combfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Zaniolepis latipinnis Girard, 1858

Photo by Photo by Love, M.
 
Zaniolepis latipinnis
[Longspine combfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hexagrammos agrammus Spotty-bellied greenling Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1843
Hexagrammos decagrammus Kelp greenling Eastern Pacific 61 TL 1810
Hexagrammos lagocephalus Rock greenling Eastern Pacific 61 TL 1810
Hexagrammos octogrammus Masked greenling North Pacific 42 TL 1814
Hexagrammos otakii Fat grrenling Northwest Pacific 57 TL 1895
Hexagrammos stelleri Whitespotted greenling North Pacific 48 TL 1810
Ophiodon elongatus Lingcod Northeast Pacific 152 TL 1854
Oxylebius pictus Painted greenling Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1862
Pleurogrammus azonus Okhotsk atka mackerel Northwest Pacific 62 TL 1913
Pleurogrammus monopterygius Atka mackerel North Pacific 56.5 TL 1810
Zaniolepis frenata Shortspine combfish Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1889
Zaniolepis latipinnis Longspine combfish Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1858



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