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Family: Centrolophidae Medusafishes



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North Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Centrolophus niger (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Photo by De Sanctis, A.
 
Centrolophus niger
[Rudderfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe antarctica (Carmichael, 1819)

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Hyperoglyphe antarctica
[Bluenose warehou]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Hyperoglyphe bythites
[Black driftfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe japonica (Döderlein, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Hyperoglyphe japonica
[Pacific barrelfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm SL
Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma (Miranda Ribeiro, 1915)

Photo by Photo by Baumeier, E.
 
Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe perciformis (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Photo by Gardner, T.
 
Hyperoglyphe perciformis
[Barrelfish]
No picture found


 
Hyperoglyphe pringlei
[Black butterfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 81 cm TL
Icichthys australis Haedrich, 1966

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Icichthys australis
[Southern driftfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Icichthys lockingtoni Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Icichthys lockingtoni
[Medusafish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Psenopsis anomala (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Psenopsis anomala
[Pacific rudderfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Psenopsis cyanea (Alcock, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Psenopsis cyanea
[Indian ruff]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm FL
Psenopsis humerosa Munro, 1958

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Psenopsis humerosa
[Blackspot butterfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.3 cm TL
Psenopsis intermedia Piotrovsky, 1987

Photo by Photo by Pankratov, S.A.
 
Psenopsis intermedia
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Psenopsis obscura Haedrich, 1967

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Psenopsis obscura
[Obscure ruff]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Psenopsis shojimai
[]
No picture found


 
Schedophilus griseolineatus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Schedophilus haedrichi Chirichigno F., 1973

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Schedophilus haedrichi
[Mocosa ruff]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Schedophilus huttoni (Waite, 1910)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Schedophilus huttoni
[New Zealand ruffe]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Schedophilus maculatus Günther, 1860

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Schedophilus maculatus
[Pelagic butterfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Schedophilus medusophagus (Cocco, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Schedophilus medusophagus
[Cornish blackfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Schedophilus ovalis (Cuvier, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Schedophilus ovalis
[Imperial blackfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Schedophilus pemarco (Poll, 1959)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Schedophilus pemarco
[Pemarco blackfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Schedophilus velaini (Sauvage, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Schedophilus velaini
[Violet warehou]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Seriolella brama (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Seriolella brama
[Common warehou]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm SL
Seriolella caerulea Guichenot, 1848

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Seriolella caerulea
[White warehou]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Seriolella porosa Guichenot, 1848

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Seriolella porosa
[Choicy ruff]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Seriolella punctata (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Seriolella punctata
[Silver warehou]
No picture found


 
Seriolella tinro
[]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Seriolella violacea Guichenot, 1848

Photo by Photo by Galvez, M.E.
 
Seriolella violacea
[Palm ruff]
No picture found

Max. Length 56 cm SL

 
Tubbia stewarti
[Seamount Rudderfish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Tubbia tasmanica Whitley, 1943

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Tubbia tasmanica
[Tasmanian ruffe]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centrolophus niger Rudderfish North Atlantic 150 SL 1789
Hyperoglyphe antarctica Bluenose warehou Southwest Atlantic 140 TL 1819
Hyperoglyphe bythites Black driftfish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1954
Hyperoglyphe japonica Pacific barrelfish Northwest Pacific 90 TL 1884
Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma Southwest Atlantic 57 SL 1915
Hyperoglyphe perciformis Barrelfish Western Atlantic 91 TL 1818
Hyperoglyphe pringlei Black butterfish Southeast Atlantic 1949
Icichthys australis Southern driftfish Eastern Indian Ocean 81 TL 1966
Icichthys lockingtoni Medusafish North Pacific 46 TL 1880
Psenopsis anomala Pacific rudderfish Western Pacific 30 TL 1844
Psenopsis cyanea Indian ruff Western Indian Ocean 23.5 TL 1890
Psenopsis humerosa Blackspot butterfish Western Central Pacific 20 FL 1958
Psenopsis intermedia Western Indian Ocean 13.3 TL 1987
Psenopsis obscura Obscure ruff Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1967
Psenopsis shojimai Northwest Pacific 14 SL 1965
Schedophilus griseolineatus Southwest Atlantic. 1937
Schedophilus haedrichi Mocosa ruff Eastern Pacific 75 TL 1973
Schedophilus huttoni New Zealand ruffe Southwest Pacific 90 TL 1910
Schedophilus maculatus Pelagic butterfish Southern Ocean 30 TL 1860
Schedophilus medusophagus Cornish blackfish Eastern Atlantic 55 TL 1839
Schedophilus ovalis Imperial blackfish Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1833
Schedophilus pemarco Pemarco blackfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1959
Schedophilus velaini Violet warehou Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1879
Seriolella brama Common warehou Southwest Pacific 76 TL 1860
Seriolella caerulea White warehou Southwest Pacific 65 SL 1848
Seriolella porosa Choicy ruff Southeast Pacific 44 TL 1848
Seriolella punctata Silver warehou Eastern Indian Ocean 66 TL 1801
Seriolella tinro Southwestern Pacific 1973
Seriolella violacea Palm ruff Southeast Pacific 65 TL 1848
Tubbia stewarti Seamount Rudderfish Southwest Pacific 56 SL 2013
Tubbia tasmanica Tasmanian ruffe Southern Ocean 67 TL 1943



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