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Distribution

Distribution: all oceans. Usually small teeth. Long and numerous gill rakers. No shoulder sac apparatus. 5-10 branchiostegal rays. Most common in depths below 1000 m.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:350
Specimens with Sequences:460
Specimens with Barcodes:317
Species:54
Species With Barcodes:51
Public Records:104
Public Species:32
Public BINs:22
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Alepocephalidae

Slickheads or nakedheads are a family, Alepocephalidae, of marine smelts. They are deep-water fishes most common below 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). They get their name from the lack of scales on the head.

References[edit]

  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Alepocephalidae" in FishBase. October 2013 version.
  • "Alepocephalidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
  • Byrkjedal, I., Poulsen, J.Y., & Galbraith, J. (2011). "Leptodermua macrophthalmum n.sp., a new species of smooth-head (Otocephala: Alepocephalidae) from the Mid Atlantic Ridge." Zootaxa 2876: 49-56.
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