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Family: Melamphaidae Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads



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63 species (see list below)

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Eastern Pacific

 
Melamphaes acanthomus
[Slender bigscale]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Melamphaes danae Ebeling, 1962

Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes danae
[Bigscale]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes ebelingi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Melamphaes eulepis Ebeling, 1962

Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes eulepis
[]
No picture found
Northern Atlantic (temper
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes falsidicus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes hubbsi
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Melamphaes indicus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Melamphaes janae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Melamphaes laeviceps
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes leprus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic and Pacific
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Melamphaes longivelis Parr, 1933

Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes longivelis
[Eyebrow bigscale]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes lugubris
[Highsnout melamphid]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Melamphaes macrocephalus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes manifestus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Antitropical. South Atla
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Melamphaes microps (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Melamphaes microps
[]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific.
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Melamphaes nikolayi
[]
No picture found
Southwestern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes occlusus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Melamphaes pachystomus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Melamphaes parini
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Melamphaes parvus
[Little bigscale]

Photo by JAMARC

Circumtropical in North A
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Melamphaes polylepis Ebeling, 1962

Photo by JAMARC
 
Melamphaes polylepis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes pumilus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Melamphaes simus Ebeling, 1962

Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes simus
[Ridgehead]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Melamphaes spinifer
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Melamphaes suborbitalis
[Shoulderspine bigscale]
No picture found
North Atlantic
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Melamphaes typhlops
[]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific Ocea
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes xestoachidus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Poromitra agafonovae
[]
No picture found
Circum-Antarctic, between
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Poromitra atlantica
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Atlantic, Northwest
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Poromitra capito Goode & Bean, 1883

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Poromitra capito
[]
No picture found
Southeastern Atlantic Oce
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Poromitra coronata
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Poromitra crassa
[]

Photo by SFSA

Tropical Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 14.8 cm SL
Poromitra crassiceps (Günther, 1878)

Photo by SFSA
 
Poromitra crassiceps
[Crested bigscale]
No picture found
North Pacific Ocean.
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Poromitra cristiceps
[]
No picture found
Northern Pacific
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Poromitra curilensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean. Eas
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Poromitra decipiens
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific Ocean, fr
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL

 
Poromitra frontosa
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific.

 
Poromitra gibbsi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Poromitra glochidiata
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Poromitra indooceanica
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Poromitra jucunda
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic.
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Poromitra kukuevi
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Poromitra macrophthalma
[]

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A./ Román Marcote, E.

Atlantic Ocean.
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Poromitra megalops (Lütken, 1878)

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A./ Román Marcote, E.
 
Poromitra megalops
[]
No picture found
Northern Atlantic Ocean,
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Poromitra nigriceps
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Poromitra nigrofulva
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Poromitra oscitans Ebeling, 1975

Photo by SFSA
 
Poromitra oscitans
[Yawning]
No picture found
Northeastern Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Poromitra rugosa
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Poromitra unicornis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic, equator

 
Scopeloberyx bannikovi
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific

 
Scopeloberyx malayanus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific Ocean. Tr

 
Scopeloberyx maxillaris
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean. South Paci
Max. Length 4.1 cm TL

 
Scopeloberyx microlepis
[Southern bigscale]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Scopeloberyx opisthopterus (Parr, 1933)

Photo by SFSA
 
Scopeloberyx opisthopterus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific, tropical

 
Scopeloberyx pequenoi
[]

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Scopeloberyx robustus (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Scopeloberyx robustus
[Longjaw bigscale]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific.

 
Scopeloberyx rossicus
[]
No picture found
North Atlantic

 
Scopeloberyx rubriventer
[]

Photo by SFSA

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Scopelogadus beanii (Günther, 1887)

Photo by SFSA
 
Scopelogadus beanii
[Bean's bigscale]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Scopelogadus bispinosus
[Twospine bigscale]

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.

Indian and Atlantic
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Scopelogadus mizolepis (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Scopelogadus mizolepis
[Ragged bigscale]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Scopelogadus unispinis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL
Sio nordenskjoldii (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by SFSA
 
Sio nordenskjoldii
[Nordenskjold's bigscale]
63 Species of Family Melamphaidae
(Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1962 Melamphaes acanthomus Slender bigscale Eastern Pacific
1962 Melamphaes danae Bigscale Indo-Pacific 2.1 SL
1973 Melamphaes ebelingi Western Central Atlantic. 13.7 SL
1962 Melamphaes eulepis Eastern Atlantic 4.6 SL
2011 Melamphaes falsidicus Northern Atlantic (temper 8.7 SL
1962 Melamphaes hubbsi Southeast Atlantic 2.5 SL
1962 Melamphaes indicus Southeast Pacific
1962 Melamphaes janae Eastern Pacific 8.6 SL
1962 Melamphaes laeviceps Southeast Pacific
1962 Melamphaes leprus Eastern Atlantic 11.3 SL
1933 Melamphaes longivelis Eyebrow bigscale Atlantic and Pacific 10.6 SL
1890 Melamphaes lugubris Highsnout melamphid North Pacific 8.5 SL
1931 Melamphaes macrocephalus Eastern Pacific Ocean 12.8 SL
2011 Melamphaes manifestus Eastern Atlantic Ocean 8.7 SL
1878 Melamphaes microps Antitropical. South Atla 9.6 SL
2012 Melamphaes nikolayi Northwestern Pacific. 6.2 SL
2012 Melamphaes occlusus Southwestern Indian Ocean 11.7 SL
2011 Melamphaes pachystomus Southeast Pacific 7.2 SL
1999 Melamphaes parini Northwest Pacific
1962 Melamphaes parvus Little bigscale Eastern Pacific
1962 Melamphaes polylepis Circumtropical in North A 6.8 SL
1962 Melamphaes pumilus Western Atlantic 2.3 SL
1962 Melamphaes simus Ridgehead Indo-Pacific and Atlantic 2.9 SL
1962 Melamphaes spinifer Southeast Pacific
1883 Melamphaes suborbitalis Shoulderspine bigscale North Atlantic 10 SL
1843 Melamphaes typhlops North Atlantic 7.8 SL
2011 Melamphaes xestoachidus Northwestern Pacific Ocea 8.7 SL
2009 Poromitra agafonovae Western Indian Ocean 13.2 SL
1929 Poromitra atlantica Circum-Antarctic, between 11.6 SL
1883 Poromitra capito North Atlantic, Northwest 10 SL
1924 Poromitra coronata Southeastern Atlantic Oce 10.7 SL
1980 Poromitra crassa Western Pacific 11 SL
1878 Poromitra crassiceps Crested bigscale Tropical Atlantic Ocean 14.8 SL
1890 Poromitra cristiceps North Pacific Ocean. 12.1 SL
2008 Poromitra curilensis Northern Pacific 11.2 SL
2008 Poromitra decipiens Eastern Indian Ocean. Eas 11.5 SL
1899 Poromitra frontosa Eastern Pacific Ocean, fr 13.4 SL
1989 Poromitra gibbsi Southeast Pacific.
2008 Poromitra glochidiata Eastern Indian Ocean 10.9 SL
2008 Poromitra indooceanica Indian Ocean. 13.1 SL
2010 Poromitra jucunda Pacific Ocean 4.9 SL
2008 Poromitra kukuevi Southwest Atlantic. 4.9 SL
1903 Poromitra macrophthalma Indo-Pacific 4.5 SL
1878 Poromitra megalops Atlantic Ocean. 6.4 SL
1911 Poromitra nigriceps Northern Atlantic Ocean, 13.5 SL
1899 Poromitra nigrofulva Eastern Pacific Ocean 9.9 SL
1975 Poromitra oscitans Yawning Indo-Pacific 8.2 SL
1939 Poromitra rugosa Northeastern Pacific 9.4 SL
1905 Poromitra unicornis Pacific Ocean 11.4 SL
2004 Scopeloberyx bannikovi Western Atlantic, equator
1913 Scopeloberyx malayanus Indo-West Pacific
1899 Scopeloberyx maxillaris Eastern Pacific Ocean. Tr
1937 Scopeloberyx microlepis Southern bigscale Indian Ocean. South Paci 4.1 TL
1933 Scopeloberyx opisthopterus Atlantic, Indian and Paci 3.7 SL
2004 Scopeloberyx pequenoi Eastern Pacific, tropical
1887 Scopeloberyx robustus Longjaw bigscale Circumglobal 7.3 SL
2004 Scopeloberyx rossicus Northwest Pacific.
1953 Scopeloberyx rubriventer North Atlantic
1887 Scopelogadus beanii Bean's bigscale Southwest Pacific 12.2 SL
1915 Scopelogadus bispinosus Twospine bigscale Eastern Pacific 11 TL
1878 Scopelogadus mizolepis Ragged bigscale Indian and Atlantic 9.4 SL
1963 Scopelogadus unispinis Western Pacific
1905 Sio nordenskjoldii Nordenskjold's bigscale Atlantic, Indian and Paci 12.3 SL



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