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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Sternoptychidae Marine hatchetfishes
Subfamily: Maurolicinae
Genus: Maurolicus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus Northeast Atlantic 1838
Maurolicus australis Pennant pearlside Southwest Pacific 5 SL 1875
Maurolicus breviculus Southeast Pacific 3.4 SL 1993
Maurolicus imperatorius Emperor seamount lightfish North Pacific 6.8 SL 1993
Maurolicus inventionis Southeast Atlantic 6.3 SL 1993
Maurolicus japonicus North Pacific lightfish Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1915
Maurolicus javanicus Javan pearlside Eastern Indian Ocean 4.4 SL 1993
Maurolicus kornilovorum Western Indian Ocean 3.2 SL 1993
Maurolicus mucronatus Western Indian Ocean 3.4 SL 1871
Maurolicus muelleri Silvery lightfish Sub-Arctic, and sub-Antar 8 TL 1789
Maurolicus parvipinnis Southeast Pacific 5.4 SL 1888
Maurolicus rudjakovi Southeast Pacific 5.9 SL 1993
Maurolicus stehmanni Southwest Atlantic 5.2 SL 1993
Maurolicus walvisensis Southeast Atlantic 4.7 SL 1993
Maurolicus weitzmani Atlantic pearlside Western Atlantic 5.2 SL 1993



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