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Alepocephalus tenebrosus.jpg
California slickhead, Alepocephalus tenebrosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Argentiniformes
Family: Alepocephalidae
Genus: Alepocephalus
A. Risso, 1820

Alepocephalus is a genus of slickheads found in all oceans.


Alepocephalus sp.

There are currently 20 recognized species in this genus:[1]

Agassiz' slickhead, Alepocephalus agassizii
Baird's smooth-head, Alepocephalus bairdii
Smalleye smooth-head, Alepocephalus productus
Risso's smooth-head, Alepocephalus rostratus


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Alepocephalus in FishBase. February 2012 version.