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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae Grenadiers or rattails
Subfamily: Macrourinae
Genus: Trachonurus

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 47.8 cm TL

Trachonurus gagates
[Velvet whiptail]
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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL

Trachonurus robinsi
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 31.1 cm TL

Trachonurus sentipellis
[Shaggy whiptail]

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North Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Trachonurus sulcatus (Goode & Bean, 1885)

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Trachonurus sulcatus
[Bristly grenadier]

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Max. Length 60 cm TL
Trachonurus villosus (Günther, 1877)

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Trachonurus villosus
[Furry whiptail]
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL

Trachonurus yiwardaus
[Yiwarda whiptail]

6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Trachonurus gagates Velvet whiptail Western Pacific 47.8 TL 1997
Trachonurus robinsi Western Central Pacific 25 TL 1997
Trachonurus sentipellis Shaggy whiptail Eastern Central Pacific 31.1 TL 1897
Trachonurus sulcatus Bristly grenadier North Atlantic 50 TL 1885
Trachonurus villosus Furry whiptail Worldwide 60 TL 1877
Trachonurus yiwardaus Yiwarda whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 50 TL 1999

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