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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrolophidae Medusafishes

Genus: Hyperoglyphe

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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by SeaFIC

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe antarctica (Carmichael, 1819)

Photo by SeaFIC
Hyperoglyphe antarctica
[Bluenose warehou]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL

Hyperoglyphe bythites
[Black driftfish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe japonica (Döderlein, 1884)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
Hyperoglyphe japonica
[Pacific barrelfish]

Photo by Baumeier, E.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm SL
Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma (Miranda Ribeiro, 1915)

Photo by Baumeier, E.
Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma

Photo by Gardner, T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Hyperoglyphe perciformis (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Gardner, T.
Hyperoglyphe perciformis
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic

Hyperoglyphe pringlei
[Black butterfish]
6 Species of Family Centrolophidae with Genus Hyperoglyphe
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1819 Hyperoglyphe antarctica Bluenose warehou Southwest Atlantic 140 TL
1954 Hyperoglyphe bythites Black driftfish Western Atlantic 60 TL
1884 Hyperoglyphe japonica Pacific barrelfish Northwest Pacific 90 TL
1915 Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma Southwest Atlantic 57 SL
1818 Hyperoglyphe perciformis Barrelfish Western Atlantic 91 TL
1949 Hyperoglyphe pringlei Black butterfish Southeast Atlantic

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