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Alepocephalidae

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Slickheads or nakedheads are a family, Alepocephalidae, of marine smelts. They are deep-water fishes most common below 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). They get their name from the lack of scales on the head. It has nineteen genera.

Slickheads
Alepocephalus tenebrosus.jpg
California slickhead, Alepocephalus tenebrosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Alepocephaliformes[1]
Family:
Alepocephalidae

Bonaparte, 1846
Genera
Synonyms
  • Alepocephalini Bonaparte 1846
  • Leptochilichthyidae Marshall 1966
  • Bathyprionidae Marshall 1966
  • Bathypriidae Marshall 1966
  • Bathylaconidae Parr 1948
  • Aulastomatomorphinae Fowler 1934

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ R. Betancur-Rodriguez, E. Wiley, N. Bailly, A. Acero, M. Miya, G. Lecointre, G. Ortí: Phylogenetic Classification of Bony Fishes – Version 4 (2016)
  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Alepocephalidae" in FishBase. October 2013 version.
  • "Alepocephalidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
  • Byrkjedal, I., Poulsen, J.Y., & Galbraith, J. (2011). "Leptodermua macrophthalmum n.sp., a new species of smooth-head (Otocephala: Alepocephalidae) from the Mid Atlantic Ridge." Zootaxa 2876: 49-56.

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