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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Lampriformes
Family: Trachipteridae Ribbonfishes

Genus: Trachipterus

(See list of species below)



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Max. Length 183 cm TL

 
Trachipterus altivelis
[King-of-the-salmon]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Trachipterus arcticus (Brünnich, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Backer, J.
 
Trachipterus arcticus
[Dealfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 143 cm TL
Trachipterus fukuzakii Fitch, 1964

Photo by Photo by NMFS - Pacific Islands Area Office
 
Trachipterus fukuzakii
[Tapertail ribbonfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 270 cm SL
Trachipterus ishikawae Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Trachipterus ishikawae
[Slender ribbonfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 220 cm TL
Trachipterus jacksonensis (Ramsay, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Trachipterus jacksonensis
[Blackflash ribbonfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Trachipterus trachypterus (Gmelin, 1789)

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Trachipterus trachypterus
[Mediterranean dealfish]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Trachipterus altivelis King-of-the-salmon Eastern Pacific 183 TL 1859
Trachipterus arcticus Dealfish Northeast Atlantic 300 TL 1788
Trachipterus fukuzakii Tapertail ribbonfish Eastern Pacific 143 TL 1964
Trachipterus ishikawae Slender ribbonfish Northwest Pacific 270 SL 1901
Trachipterus jacksonensis Blackflash ribbonfish Western Indian Ocean 220 TL 1881
Trachipterus trachypterus Mediterranean dealfish Eastern Atlantic 300 TL 1789



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