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

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Northeast Atlantic

 
Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Maurolicus australis
[Pennant pearlside]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus breviculus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Maurolicus imperatorius
[Emperor seamount lightfish]
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Maurolicus inventionis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Maurolicus japonicus
[North Pacific lightfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus javanicus
[Javan pearlside]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Maurolicus kornilovorum
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Maurolicus mucronatus
[]

Photo by Svensen, E.

Sub-Arctic, and sub-Antar
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Maurolicus muelleri (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Maurolicus muelleri
[Silvery lightfish]

Photo by Diaz, M.L.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Maurolicus parvipinnis Vaillant, 1888

Photo by Diaz, M.L.
 
Maurolicus parvipinnis
[]
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Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Maurolicus rudjakovi
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Maurolicus stehmanni Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Maurolicus stehmanni
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Maurolicus walvisensis
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Maurolicus weitzmani
[Atlantic pearlside]



15 species

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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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