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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Bythitidae Viviparous brotulas
Subfamily: Brosmophycinae
Genus: Diancistrus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Diancistrus alatus Winged coralbrotula Central Pacific 3.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus alleni Allen's coralbrotula Indo-West Pacific 7 SL 2005
Diancistrus altidorsalis Humpbacked coralbrotula Western Pacific 10.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus atollorum Atoll coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 5.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus beateae Beate's coralbrotula Pacific Ocean 14.9 TL 2005
Diancistrus brevirostris Shortnosed coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 5.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus eremitus Lonely coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 8.3 SL 2005
Diancistrus erythraeus Red viviparous brotula Western Pacific 7 SL 1946
Diancistrus fijiensis Fiji coralbrotula Central Pacific 4.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus fuscus Dusky brotulid Western Pacific 7 SL 1946
Diancistrus jackrandalli Randall's coralbrotula Northwest Pacific 7.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus jeffjohnsoni Johnson's coralbrotula Western Pacific 7.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus karinae Karin's coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 8.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus katrineae Katrine's coralbrotula Southeastern Pacific 10.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus leisi Leis' coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.6 SL 2005
Diancistrus longifilis Twinhook cusk Western Pacific 7.6 SL 1899
Diancistrus machidai Machida's coralbrotula Western Pacific 6 SL 2005
Diancistrus manciporus Few-pored coralbrotula Central Pacific 6.7 SL 2005
Diancistrus mcgroutheri Mcgrouther's coralbrotula Western Pacific 6 SL 2005
Diancistrus mennei Menne's coralbrotula Central Pacific 7.6 SL 2005
Diancistrus niger Dark coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.5 SL 2005
Diancistrus novaeguineae New guinea viviparous brotula Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL 1996
Diancistrus pohnpeiensis Pohnpei coralbrotula Central Pacific 8.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus robustus Robust coralbrotula Central Pacific 5.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus springeri Springer's coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus tongaensis Tonga coralbrotula Central Pacific 5.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus typhlops Asia 8 SL 2009
Diancistrus vietnamensis Vietnam coralbrotula Western Pacific 7.2 SL 2005



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