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

Genus: Scopeloberyx

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9 species
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Scopeloberyx bannikovi
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Scopeloberyx malayanus
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Scopeloberyx maxillaris
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Max. Length 4.1 cm TL

Scopeloberyx microlepis
[Southern bigscale]

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

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Scopeloberyx opisthopterus
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Scopeloberyx pequenoi

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

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Scopeloberyx robustus
[Longjaw bigscale]
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Scopeloberyx rossicus
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Scopeloberyx rubriventer


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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scopeloberyx bannikovi Western Atlantic, equator 2004
Scopeloberyx malayanus Indo-West Pacific 1913
Scopeloberyx maxillaris Eastern Pacific Ocean. Tr 1899
Scopeloberyx microlepis Southern bigscale Indian Ocean. South Paci 4.1 TL 1937
Scopeloberyx opisthopterus Atlantic, Indian and Paci 3.7 SL 1933
Scopeloberyx pequenoi Eastern Pacific, tropical 2004
Scopeloberyx robustus Longjaw bigscale Circumglobal 7.3 SL 1887
Scopeloberyx rossicus Northwest Pacific. 2004
Scopeloberyx rubriventer North Atlantic 1953

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