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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Trichiuridae Cutlassfishes
Subfamily: Trichiurinae
Genus: Trichiurus

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 42.4 cm TL
Trichiurus auriga Klunzinger, 1884

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Trichiurus auriga
[Pearly hairtail]
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Max. Length 67 cm TL

 
Trichiurus australis
[]
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Max. Length 54.5 cm TL

 
Trichiurus brevis
[Chinese short-tailed hairtail]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Trichiurus gangeticus Gupta, 1966

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Trichiurus gangeticus
[Ganges hairtail]



Circumtropical and temper
Max. Length 234 cm TL
Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758

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Trichiurus lepturus
[Largehead hairtail]
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Trichiurus margarites
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Western Pacific.
Max. Length 60 cm OT
Trichiurus nanhaiensis Wang & Xu, 1992

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Trichiurus nanhaiensis
[]
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Max. Length 70.2 cm TL

 
Trichiurus nickolensis
[Australian short tailed hairtail]
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Max. Length 51 cm TL

 
Trichiurus russelli
[Short-tailed hairtail]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Trichiurus auriga Pearly hairtail Western Indian Ocean 42.4 TL 1884
Trichiurus australis Western Pacific 67 TL 2005
Trichiurus brevis Chinese short-tailed hairtail Northwest Pacific 54.5 TL 1992
Trichiurus gangeticus Ganges hairtail Indian Ocean 50 TL 1966
Trichiurus lepturus Largehead hairtail Circumtropical and temper 234 TL 1758
Trichiurus margarites Northwest Pacific 1992
Trichiurus nanhaiensis Western Pacific. 60 OT 1992
Trichiurus nickolensis Australian short tailed hairtail Indo-West Pacific 70.2 TL 2003
Trichiurus russelli Short-tailed hairtail Indo-West Pacific 51 TL 1967



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