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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Melamphaidae Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads

Genus: Melamphaes

(See list of species below)



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34 species
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Melamphaes acanthomus
[Slender bigscale]
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Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Melamphaes contradictorius
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Melamphaes danae Ebeling, 1962

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes danae
[Bigscale]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes ebelingi
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes eulepis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes falsidicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes hubbsi
[]
No picture found


 
Melamphaes inconspicuus
[]
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Melamphaes indicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Melamphaes janae
[]
No picture found


 
Melamphaes kobylyanskyi
[]
No picture found


 
Melamphaes laeviceps
[]
No picture found


 
Melamphaes lentiginosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes leprus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes longivelis
[Eyebrow bigscale]
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Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes lugubris
[Highsnout melamphid]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Melamphaes macrocephalus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes manifestus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Melamphaes microps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Melamphaes nikolayi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes occlusus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Melamphaes pachystomus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Melamphaes papavereus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes parini
[]
No picture found


 
Melamphaes parvus
[Little bigscale]



Circumtropical in North A
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Melamphaes polylepis Ebeling, 1962

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Melamphaes polylepis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes proximus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Melamphaes pumilus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Melamphaes simus
[Ridgehead]
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Melamphaes spinifer
[]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Melamphaes suborbitalis
[Shoulderspine bigscale]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Melamphaes succedaneus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Melamphaes typhlops
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melamphaes xestoachidus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Melamphaes acanthomus Slender bigscale Eastern Pacific 1962
Melamphaes contradictorius Western Pacific 3.1 SL 2015
Melamphaes danae Bigscale Indo-Pacific 2.3 SL 1962
Melamphaes ebelingi Western Central Atlantic. 13.7 SL 1973
Melamphaes eulepis Eastern Atlantic 4.6 SL 1962
Melamphaes falsidicus Northern Atlantic (temper 8.7 SL 2011
Melamphaes hubbsi South Atlantic 2.5 SL 1962
Melamphaes inconspicuus Central and Southeast Atl 2015
Melamphaes indicus Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes janae Eastern Pacific 8.6 SL 1962
Melamphaes kobylyanskyi Central and Southeast Atl 2015
Melamphaes laeviceps Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes lentiginosus Central and Soutwest Atla 2015
Melamphaes leprus Eastern Atlantic 11.3 SL 1962
Melamphaes longivelis Eyebrow bigscale Atlantic and Pacific 10.6 SL 1933
Melamphaes lugubris Highsnout melamphid North Pacific 8.5 SL 1890
Melamphaes macrocephalus Eastern Pacific Ocean 12.8 SL 1931
Melamphaes manifestus Eastern Atlantic Ocean 8.7 SL 2011
Melamphaes microps Antitropical. South Atla 9.6 SL 1878
Melamphaes nikolayi Northwestern Pacific. 6.2 SL 2012
Melamphaes occlusus Southwestern Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2012
Melamphaes pachystomus Southeast Pacific 7.2 SL 2011
Melamphaes papavereus Eastern Indian Ocean 3.5 SL 2016
Melamphaes parini Northwest Pacific 11.3 SL 1999
Melamphaes parvus Little bigscale Eastern Pacific 1962
Melamphaes polylepis Circumtropical in North A 6.9 SL 1962
Melamphaes proximus Indo-West Pacific 9.3 SL 2015
Melamphaes pumilus Western Atlantic 2.3 SL 1962
Melamphaes simus Ridgehead Indo-Pacific and Atlantic 2.9 SL 1962
Melamphaes spinifer Southeast Pacific 1962
Melamphaes suborbitalis Shoulderspine bigscale North Atlantic 10.6 SL 1883
Melamphaes succedaneus Eastern Pacific. 10.6 SL 2015
Melamphaes typhlops North Atlantic 7.8 SL 1843
Melamphaes xestoachidus Northwestern Pacific Ocea 8.7 SL 2011



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