Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Stomiiformes > Family Sternoptychidae > Subfamily Sternoptychinae > Genus Argyropelecus

Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco, 1829

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ArgyropelecusCocco, 1829accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): flekket perlemorfisk sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: hatchet-fish; short silver hatchetfish sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Hatchet-fish sources: Charles Hussey
 Greek: Πελεκόψαρο sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): קופיצן הכסף sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: flekket perlemorfisk sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: flekket perlemorfisk
 Norwegian Nynorsk: flekka perlemorfisk
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): flekka perlemorfisk


basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

additional source

Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.

additional source

Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott. 1988. Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences No. 219. 731 p.

additional source

Anon. (2000). FishBase 2000 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 4 cd-roms pp.

additional source

King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.

additional source

Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

McEachran, J. D. 2009. Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012

additional source






External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (142 publications)
Barcode of Life (28 barcodes)
GenBank (8 nucleotides; 7 proteins)


Bailly, N. (2014). Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco, 1829. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127309




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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