Pelagic butterfish

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Pelagic butterfish
Schedophilus maculatus (Pelagic butterfish).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrolophidae
Genus: Schedophilus
Species: S. maculatus
Binomial name
Schedophilus maculatus
Günther, 1860

The pelagic butterfish, Schedophilus maculatus, is a medusafish of the genus Schedophilus found in all warm oceans. Its length is up to about 30 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Schedophilus maculatus" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  • 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