Family Alepocephalidae - Slickheads
  Order
:
Alepocephalidae Alepocephalidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 19 | Species : 98 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
     
  Remark
:
Distribution: eastern Atlantic, western Indian and eastern and western Pacific Oceans. Usually small teeth. Long and numerous gill rakers. No shoulder sac apparatus. 5-13 branchiostegal rays. Most common in depths below 1000 m.
  Etymology
:
Greek, alepos, -os, -os = without scales + Greek, kephale = head ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Alepocephali | | | | | | | | | Alepocephaliformes | | | Alepocephalidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Alepocephalidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus bairdii Goode & Bean, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal
! Alepocephalus bairdi Goode & Bean, 1879
synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus giardi Köhler, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Alepocephalus agassizii Goode & Bean, 1883
acceptedseniororiginal
! Alepocephalus agassizi Goode & Bean, 1883
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus umbriceps Jordan & Thompson, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
! Bathytroctes antipodiana Parrott, 1948
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus melas de Buen, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal
Alepocephalus dentifer Sazonov & Ivanov, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Alepocephalus longirostris Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
Alepocephalus triangularis Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Grimatroctes microlepis (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Bathytroctes grimaldii Zugmayer, 1911
synonymjuniororiginal
Grimatroctes grimaldi (Zugmayer, 1911)
synonymjuniornew
Grimatroctes grimaldii (Zugmayer, 1911)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Bellocia macrolepis (Günther, 1887)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Bellocia koefoedi (Parr, 1951)
synonymjuniornew
Nomoctes koefoedi (Parr, 1951)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
Lepogenys squamosus (Alcock, 1890)
synonymseniornew
Grimatroctes bullisi (non Grey, 1958)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Bellocia michaelsarsi (Koefoed, 1927)
synonymseniornew
Nomoctes michaelsarsi (Koefoed, 1927)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Bellocia pappenheimi (Fowler, 1934)
synonymseniornew
Nomoctes pappenheimi (Fowler, 1934)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Bathytroctes elegans Sazonov & Ivanov, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Bathytroctes oligolepis (non Krefft, 1970)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus copei Gill, 1884
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Aleposomus cyaneus Zugmayer, 1914
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptoderma macrops Vaillant, 1886
acceptedseniororiginal
Leptoderma springeri Mead & Böhlke, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptoderma affinis Alcock, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal
! Leptoderma affine Alcock, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Leptoderma retropinnum Fowler, 1943
synonymseniororiginal
Leptoderma lubricum Abe, Marumo & Kawaguchi, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal
Leptoderma macrophthalmum Byrkjedal, Poulsen & Galbraith, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Narcetes erimelas Alcock, 1890
acceptedseniororiginal
Narcetes stomias (Gilbert, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes stomias Gilbert, 1890
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Narcetes affinis Lloyd, 1906
synonymjuniororiginal
Narcetes lloydi Fowler, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal
Narcetes wonderi Herre, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal
Narcetes kamoharai Okamura, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
Bathylaco nigricans Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal
Macromastax gymnos Beebe, 1933
synonymjuniororiginal
Bathylaco macrophthalmus Nielsen & Larsen, 1968
acceptedseniororiginal
Bathylaco nielseni Sazonov & Ivanov, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal
Conocara macropterum (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Conocara macroptera (Vaillant, 1888)
synonymseniornew
Conocara mcdonaldi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
! Conocara macdonaldi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Conocara nigrum (Günther, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Alepocephalus niger Günther, 1878
synonymseniororiginal
Ericara niger (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Conocara salmoneum (Gill & Townsend, 1897)
acceptedseniornew
! Ericara salmonea Gill & Townsend, 1897
synonymseniororiginal
Conocara salmonea (Gill & Townsend, 1897)
synonymseniornew
Ericara salmoneum Gill & Townsend, 1897
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Conocara microlepis (Lloyd, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Conocara murrayi (Koefoed, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Alepocephalus murrayi Koefoed, 1927
synonymseniororiginal
Conocara werneri Nybelin, 1947
acceptedseniororiginal
Conocara fiolenti Sazonov & Ivanov, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Conocara kreffti Sazonov, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal
Conocara bertelseni Sazonov, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
Conocara paxtoni Sazonov, Williams & Kobyliansky, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Talismania homoptera (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Talismania oregonia Parr, 1952
synonymjuniororiginal
Talismania antillarum (Goode & Bean, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes antillarum Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Binghamichthys antillarum (Goode & Bean, 1896)
synonymseniornew
! Talismania antillurum (Goode & Bean, 1896)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Talismania longifilis (Brauer, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Talismania aphos (Bussing, 1965)
acceptedseniornew
Binghamichthys aphos Bussing, 1965
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Talismania kotlyari Sazonov & Ivanov, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Talismania filamentosa Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
Talismania okinawensis Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
Talismania bussingi Sazonov, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
Alepocephalus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Binghamichtys microphos (non Parr, 1937)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Asquamiceps velaris Zugmayer, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Asquamiceps hjorti (Koefoed, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Alepocephalus hjorti Koefoed, 1927
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Rouleina guentheri (Alcock, 1892)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Rouleina attrita (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes attritus Vaillant, 1888
synonymseniororiginal
! Rouleina attritus (Vaillant, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
Bathytroctes aequatoris Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Bathytroctes mollis Köhler, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Caudania mollis (Köhler, 1896)
synonymjuniornew
Rouleina mollis (Köhler, 1896)
synonymjuniornew
Talismania mollis (Köhler, 1896)
synonymjuniornew
Alepocephalus rostratus (non Risso, 1820)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Rouleina squamilatera (Alcock, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Rouleina livida (Brauer, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus lividus Brauer, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
Rouleina nuda (Brauer, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus nudus Brauer, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
Rouleina watasei (Tanaka, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus watasei Tanaka, 1909
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Rouleina eucla Whitley, 1940
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Roulenia maderensis Maul, 1948
synonymseniororiginal
! Roulina maderensis Maul, 1948
synonymseniororiginal
Rouleina mollis (non Köhler, 1896)
misappliedmisappliednew
Rouleina danae Parr, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal
Rouleina euryops Sazonov, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Bajacalifornia burragei Townsend & Nichols, 1925
acceptedseniororiginal
Bajacalifornia megalops (Lütken, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclothone megalops Lütken, 1898
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Bajacalifornia drakei (Beebe, 1929)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Bajacalifornia burragei (non Townsend & Nichols, 1925)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Bajacalifornia erimoensis Amaoka & Abe, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal
Bajacalifornia arcylepis Markle & Krefft, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Bajacalifornia aequatoris Miya & Markle, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Einara macrolepis (Koefoed, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Asquamiceps macrolepis (Koefoed, 1927)
synonymseniornew
Einara edentula (Alcock, 1892)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Torictus edentulus (Alcock, 1892)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Torictus atlanticus (Roule & Angel, 1931)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
Rinoctes nasutus (Koefoed, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes nasutus Koefoed, 1927
synonymseniororiginal
Bathyprion danae Marshall, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal
Herwigia kreffti (Nielsen & Larsen, 1970)
acceptedseniornew
Bathylaco kreffti Nielsen & Larsen, 1970
synonymseniororiginal
Microphotolepis multipunctata Sazonov & Parin, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal
! Microphotolepis multipunctatus Sazonov & Parin, 1977
synonymseniororiginal
Microphotolepis schmidti (Angel & Verrier, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus schmidti Angel & Verrier, 1931
synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus schmidti (Angel & Verrier, 1931)
synonymseniornew
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