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Family: Trichiuridae Cutlassfishes



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Max. Length 72 cm SL

 
Aphanopus arigato
[Pacific black scabbardfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 77 cm SL

 
Aphanopus beckeri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 77.8 cm SL

 
Aphanopus capricornis
[]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 151 cm TL
Aphanopus carbo Lowe, 1839

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Aphanopus carbo
[Black scabbardfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 148 cm TL
Aphanopus intermedius Parin, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Aphanopus intermedius
[Intermediate scabbardfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Aphanopus microphthalmus Norman, 1939

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Aphanopus microphthalmus
[Smalleye scabbardfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Aphanopus mikhailini Parin, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Aphanopus mikhailini
[Mikhailin's scabbardfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 250 cm SL
Assurger anzac (Alexander, 1917)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Assurger anzac
[Razorback scabbardfish]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Benthodesmus elongatus
[Elongate frostfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Benthodesmus macrophthalmus Parin & Becker, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthodesmus macrophthalmus
[Bigeye frostfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Benthodesmus neglectus Parin, 1976

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthodesmus neglectus
[Neglected frostfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Benthodesmus oligoradiatus Parin & Becker, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthodesmus oligoradiatus
[Sparse-rayed frostfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 112 cm SL
Benthodesmus pacificus Parin & Becker, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthodesmus pacificus
[North-Pacific frostfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Benthodesmus papua Parin, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthodesmus papua
[Papuan frostfish]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm SL
Benthodesmus simonyi (Steindachner, 1891)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthodesmus simonyi
[Simony's frostfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Benthodesmus suluensis Parin, 1976

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthodesmus suluensis
[Philippine frostfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm SL
Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Benthodesmus tenuis
[Slender frostfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm SL
Benthodesmus tuckeri Parin & Becker, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthodesmus tuckeri
[Tucker's frostfish]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 77 cm SL
Benthodesmus vityazi Parin & Becker, 1970

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Benthodesmus vityazi
[Vityaz' frostfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 47.5 cm TL

 
Demissolinea novaeguineensis
[New Guinean hairtail]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Eupleurogrammus glossodon (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Eupleurogrammus glossodon
[Longtooth hairtail]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 97.5 cm
Eupleurogrammus muticus (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Assadi, H.
 
Eupleurogrammus muticus
[Smallhead hairtail]
No picture found

Max. Length 161.5 cm SL

 
Evoxymetopon macrophthalmus
[Bigeye scabbard fish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 83 cm SL
Evoxymetopon moricheni Fricke, Golani & Appelbaum-Golani, 2014

Photo by Photo by Golani, D.
 
Evoxymetopon moricheni
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Evoxymetopon poeyi Günther, 1887

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Evoxymetopon poeyi
[Poey's scabbardfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Evoxymetopon taeniatus Gill, 1863

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Evoxymetopon taeniatus
[Channel scabbardfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Lepidopus altifrons
[Crested scabbardfish]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lepidopus calcar
[Hawaiian ridge scabbardfish]



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

Photo by Photo by García Rodríguez, M.
 
Lepidopus caudatus
[Silver scabbardfish]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lepidopus dubius
[Doubtful scabbardfish]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lepidopus fitchi
[Pacific scabbardfish]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lepidopus manis
[Ghost scabbardfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Lepturacanthus pantului (Gupta, 1966)

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Lepturacanthus pantului
[Coromandel hairtail]
No picture found


 
Lepturacanthus roelandti
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Lepturacanthus savala (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Lepturacanthus savala
[Savalai hairtail]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Tentoriceps cristatus (Klunzinger, 1884)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Tentoriceps cristatus
[Crested hairtail]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Trichiurus auriga Klunzinger, 1884

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Trichiurus auriga
[Pearly hairtail]
No picture found

Max. Length 67 cm TL

 
Trichiurus australis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 54.5 cm TL

 
Trichiurus brevis
[Chinese short-tailed hairtail]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Trichiurus gangeticus Gupta, 1966

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Trichiurus gangeticus
[Ganges hairtail]



Circumtropical and temper
Max. Length 234 cm TL
Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Trichiurus lepturus
[Largehead hairtail]
No picture found


 
Trichiurus margarites
[]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 60 cm OT
Trichiurus nanhaiensis Wang & Xu, 1992

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Trichiurus nanhaiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 70.2 cm TL

 
Trichiurus nickolensis
[Australian short tailed hairtail]
No picture found

Max. Length 51 cm TL

 
Trichiurus russelli
[Short-tailed hairtail]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aphanopus arigato Pacific black scabbardfish Western Pacific 72 SL 1994
Aphanopus beckeri Eastern Indian Ocean 77 SL 1994
Aphanopus capricornis Western Pacific 77.8 SL 1994
Aphanopus carbo Black scabbardfish North Atlantic 151 TL 1839
Aphanopus intermedius Intermediate scabbardfish Atlantic Ocean 148 TL 1983
Aphanopus microphthalmus Smalleye scabbardfish Western Indian Ocean 100 SL 1939
Aphanopus mikhailini Mikhailin's scabbardfish Southeast Atlantic 90 TL 1983
Assurger anzac Razorback scabbardfish Atlantic Ocean 250 SL 1917
Benthodesmus elongatus Elongate frostfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 100 TL 1879
Benthodesmus macrophthalmus Bigeye frostfish Indo-Pacific 50 SL 1970
Benthodesmus neglectus Neglected frostfish Western Central Pacific 23 SL 1976
Benthodesmus oligoradiatus Sparse-rayed frostfish Indian Ocean 51 SL 1970
Benthodesmus pacificus North-Pacific frostfish North Pacific 112 SL 1970
Benthodesmus papua Papuan frostfish Western Central Pacific 24 SL 1978
Benthodesmus simonyi Simony's frostfish North Atlantic 130 SL 1891
Benthodesmus suluensis Philippine frostfish Western Central Pacific 18 SL 1976
Benthodesmus tenuis Slender frostfish Western Atlantic 230 SL 1877
Benthodesmus tuckeri Tucker's frostfish Indo-West Pacific 77 SL 1970
Benthodesmus vityazi Vityaz' frostfish Indo-Pacific. 77 SL 1970
Demissolinea novaeguineensis New Guinean hairtail Western Central Pacific 47.5 TL 2003
Eupleurogrammus glossodon Longtooth hairtail Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1860
Eupleurogrammus muticus Smallhead hairtail Indo-West Pacific 97.5 1831
Evoxymetopon macrophthalmus Bigeye scabbard fish Northwest Pacific 161.5 SL 2006
Evoxymetopon moricheni Indian Ocean 83 SL 2014
Evoxymetopon poeyi Poey's scabbardfish Western Indian Ocean 200 SL 1887
Evoxymetopon taeniatus Channel scabbardfish Western Atlantic 200 SL 1863
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
Lepturacanthus pantului Coromandel hairtail Indian Ocean 92 TL 1966
Lepturacanthus roelandti Western Pacific 1860
Lepturacanthus savala Savalai hairtail Indo-West Pacific 100 SL 1829
Tentoriceps cristatus Crested hairtail Indo-West Pacific 90 TL 1884
Trichiurus auriga Pearly hairtail Western Indian Ocean 35 TL 1884
Trichiurus australis Western Pacific 67 TL 2005
Trichiurus brevis Chinese short-tailed hairtail Northwest Pacific 54.5 TL 1992
Trichiurus gangeticus Ganges hairtail Indian Ocean 50 TL 1966
Trichiurus lepturus Largehead hairtail Circumtropical and temper 234 TL 1758
Trichiurus margarites Northwest Pacific 1992
Trichiurus nanhaiensis Western Pacific. 60 OT 1992
Trichiurus nickolensis Australian short tailed hairtail Indo-West Pacific 70.2 TL 2003
Trichiurus russelli Short-tailed hairtail Indo-West Pacific 51 TL 1967



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