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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Bathylagidae Deep-sea smelts

Genus: Bathylagoides

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathylagoides argyrogaster Silver deepsea smelt Indo-West Pacific 11 SL 1930
Bathylagoides nigrigenys Blackchin blacksmelt Pacific and Indian. East 10.5 SL 1931
Bathylagoides wesethi Snubnose blacksmelt Eastern Pacific 13.5 SL 1938



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