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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Sternoptychidae Marine hatchetfishes
Subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Genus: Polyipnus

(See list of species below)



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33 species
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Polyipnus aquavitus
[Aquavit hatchetfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Polyipnus asper
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Polyipnus asteroides Schultz, 1938

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Polyipnus asteroides
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.0 cm SL

 
Polyipnus bruuni
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Polyipnus clarus
[Slope hatchetfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Polyipnus danae
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus elongatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Polyipnus fraseri
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Polyipnus indicus Schultz, 1961

Photo by SFSA
 
Polyipnus indicus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Polyipnus inermis
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Polyipnus kiwiensis
[Kiwi hatchetfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Polyipnus laruei
[Bigeye hatchetfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Polyipnus laternatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Polyipnus latirastrus
[Combside hatchetfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Polyipnus limatulus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus matsubarai
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Polyipnus meteori
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Polyipnus nuttingi
[Nutting's hatchet fish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus oluolus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean. We
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Polyipnus omphus Baird, 1971

Photo by SFSA
 
Polyipnus omphus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus ovatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific.
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Polyipnus parini
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Polyipnus paxtoni
[Paxton's hatchetfish]

Photo by DESCNA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Polyipnus polli Schultz, 1961

Photo by DESCNA
 
Polyipnus polli
[Round hatchetfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Polyipnus ruggeri
[Rugby hatchetfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Polyipnus soelae
[Soela hatchetfish]

Photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Polyipnus spinifer Borodulina, 1979

Photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan
 
Polyipnus spinifer
[]
No picture found
Western Cental Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Polyipnus spinosus
[Spiny hatchetfish]

Photo by Senou, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Polyipnus stereope Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Senou, H.
 
Polyipnus stereope
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Polyipnus surugaensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Polyipnus tridentifer
[Three-spined hatchetfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Polyipnus triphanos Schultz, 1938

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Polyipnus triphanos
[Threelight hatchetfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Polyipnus unispinus
[]



33 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Polyipnus aquavitus Aquavit hatchetfish Western Pacific 3.5 SL 1971
Polyipnus asper Eastern Indian Ocean 6.2 SL 1994
Polyipnus asteroides Western Central Atlantic 8.1 SL 1938
Polyipnus bruuni Western Indian Ocean 2.0 SL 1994
Polyipnus clarus Slope hatchetfish Western Atlantic 6 SL 1994
Polyipnus danae Western Pacific 2.8 SL 1990
Polyipnus elongatus Southwest Pacific 7 SL 1979
Polyipnus fraseri Western Pacific 4.0 SL 1934
Polyipnus indicus Western Indian Ocean 6 SL 1961
Polyipnus inermis Southeast Pacific 6.4 SL 1981
Polyipnus kiwiensis Kiwi hatchetfish Southwest Pacific 8.2 SL 1971
Polyipnus laruei Bigeye hatchetfish Western Pacific 4.6 SL 2017
Polyipnus laternatus Western Atlantic 4.4 SL 1899
Polyipnus latirastrus Combside hatchetfish Western Pacific 8.8 SL 1994
Polyipnus limatulus Western Indian Ocean 1998
Polyipnus matsubarai Northwest Pacific 9.7 SL 1961
Polyipnus meteori Indo-Pacific 5.5 SL 1967
Polyipnus nuttingi Nutting's hatchet fish Western Indian Ocean 8.3 SL 1905
Polyipnus oluolus Western Pacific 2.7 SL 1971
Polyipnus omphus Western Indian Ocean. We 5.6 SL 1971
Polyipnus ovatus Western Central Pacific 4.7 SL 1994
Polyipnus parini Western Pacific. 6.1 SL 1979
Polyipnus paxtoni Paxton's hatchetfish Western Central Pacific 4.9 SL 1989
Polyipnus polli Round hatchetfish Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1961
Polyipnus ruggeri Rugby hatchetfish Indo-West Pacific. 6.6 SL 1971
Polyipnus soelae Soela hatchetfish Indo-West Pacific 6.0 SL 1994
Polyipnus spinifer Western Pacific 6 SL 1979
Polyipnus spinosus Spiny hatchetfish Western Cental Pacific 8.5 SL 1887
Polyipnus stereope Northwest Pacific 5.3 SL 1904
Polyipnus surugaensis Northwest Pacific 3.7 SL 1990
Polyipnus tridentifer Three-spined hatchetfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 1914
Polyipnus triphanos Threelight hatchetfish Indo-Pacific 4.7 SL 1938
Polyipnus unispinus Western Pacific 3.5 SL 1938



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