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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Gonostomatidae Bristlemouths

Genus: Cyclothone

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cyclothone acclinidens Benttooth bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6.5 SL 1899
Cyclothone alba Bristlemouth Circumglobal. Atlantic O 3.4 SL 1906
Cyclothone atraria Deep-water bristlemouth North Pacific 6.2 SL 1905
Cyclothone braueri Garrick Atlantic, Indian and Sout 3.8 SL 1926
Cyclothone kobayashii Kobayashi's bristlemouth Southern Ocean 4.2 SL 1994
Cyclothone livida Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1902
Cyclothone microdon Veiled anglemouth Widely distributed in all 7.6 TL 1878
Cyclothone obscura Hidden bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6.6 SL 1902
Cyclothone pallida Tan bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 7.5 SL 1902
Cyclothone parapallida Shadow bristlemouth Atlantic Ocean 6.7 SL 1982
Cyclothone pseudopallida Slender bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 5.8 SL 1964
Cyclothone pygmaea Mediterranean Sea endemic 2.9 SL 1926
Cyclothone signata Showy bristlemouth Eastern Pacific 3 TL 1899



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