Senin, 30 Maret 2015

Codlets are a family, Bregmacerotidae, of cod-like fishes, containing the single genus Bregmaceros found in tropical and subtropical waters throughout the world. They are very small fishes and even the largest, B. lanceolatus, reaches only 11.5 cm (4.5 in) in length.



Their scientific name is from Greek bregma meaning the top of the head, and keras meaning "horn"; this refers to their occipital ray (a spine emerging from the top of the head).



Currently, 14 species in this genus are recognized:

  • Bregmaceros arabicus D'Ancona & Cavinato, 1965
  • Bregmaceros atlanticus Goode & Bean, 1886 (antenna codlet)
  • Bregmaceros bathymaster D. S. Jordan & Bollman, 1890 (codlet)
  • Bregmaceros cantori Milliken & Houde, 1984 (striped codlet)
  • Bregmaceros cayorum Nichols, 1952
  • Bregmaceros houdei Saksena & Richards, 1986 (stellate codlet)
  • Bregmaceros japonicus S. Tanaka (I), 1908 (Japanese codlet)
  • Bregmaceros lanceolatus S. C. Shen, 1960
  • Bregmaceros mcclellandi W. Thompson, 1840 (spotted codlet, Macclelland's unicorn-cod, unicorn cod)
  • Bregmaceros nectabanus Whitley, 1941 (smallscale codlet)
  • Bregmaceros neonectabanus S. Masuda, Ozawa & Tabeta, 1986
  • Bregmaceros pescadorus S. C. Shen, 1960
  • Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus Torii, Javonillo & Ozawa, 2004 (false lance codlet)
  • Bregmaceros rarisquamosus Munro, 1950 (big-eye unicorn-cod)


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Bregmaceros in FishBase. April 2012 version.
  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Bregmacerotidae" in FishBase. February 2006 version.

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