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Family: Halosauridae Halosaurs



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Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Circumglobal, tropical to
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Aldrovandia affinis (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Aldrovandia affinis
[Gilbert's halosaurid fish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Aldrovandia gracilis Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Aldrovandia gracilis
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm SL

 
Aldrovandia mediorostris
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Aldrovandia oleosa Sulak, 1977

Photo by JAMARC
 
Aldrovandia oleosa
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Probably circumglobal. W
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Aldrovandia phalacra (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Aldrovandia phalacra
[Hawaiian halosaurid fish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50.8 cm TL

 
Aldrovandia rostrata
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Halosauropsis macrochir (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Halosauropsis macrochir
[Abyssal halosaur]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40.6 cm TL

 
Halosaurus attenuatus
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Halosaurus carinicauda
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Halosaurus guentheri Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by JAMARC
 
Halosaurus guentheri
[]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Halosaurus johnsonianus Vaillant, 1888

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Halosaurus johnsonianus
[Halosaur]

Photo by Serrano, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Halosaurus ovenii Johnson, 1864

Photo by Serrano, A.
 
Halosaurus ovenii
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Halosaurus pectoralis McCulloch, 1926

Photo by CSIRO
 
Halosaurus pectoralis
[Australian halosaur]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Halosaurus radiatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Halosaurus ridgwayi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Halosaurus sinensis
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aldrovandia affinis Gilbert's halosaurid fish Circumglobal, tropical to 55 TL 1877
Aldrovandia gracilis Eastern Atlantic 55 TL 1896
Aldrovandia mediorostris Indo-West Pacific 43 SL 1887
Aldrovandia oleosa Eastern Atlantic 52 TL 1977
Aldrovandia phalacra Hawaiian halosaurid fish Probably circumglobal. W 50 TL 1888
Aldrovandia rostrata Eastern Atlantic 50.8 TL 1878
Halosauropsis macrochir Abyssal halosaur Eastern Atlantic 90 TL 1878
Halosaurus attenuatus Eastern Atlantic 40.6 TL 1899
Halosaurus carinicauda Indian Ocean 34 TL 1889
Halosaurus guentheri Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1896
Halosaurus johnsonianus Halosaur Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1888
Halosaurus ovenii Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1864
Halosaurus pectoralis Australian halosaur Southwest Pacific. 68 TL 1926
Halosaurus radiatus Eastern Pacific 1899
Halosaurus ridgwayi Western Central Pacific. 1934
Halosaurus sinensis Northwest Pacific 1974



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