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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Ophidiidae Cusk-eels
Subfamily: Ophidiinae
Genus: Genypterus

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Genypterus blacodes (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Genypterus blacodes
[Pink cusk-eel]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 68.8 cm SL
Genypterus brasiliensis Regan, 1903

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Genypterus brasiliensis
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Genypterus capensis (Smith, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Genypterus capensis
[Kingklip]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Genypterus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Galvez, M.E.
 
Genypterus chilensis
[Red cusk-eel]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Genypterus maculatus (Tschudi, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Genypterus maculatus
[Black cusk-eel]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm SL
Genypterus tigerinus Klunzinger, 1872

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Genypterus tigerinus
[Rock ling]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Genypterus blacodes Pink cusk-eel Southwest Pacific 200 SL 1801
Genypterus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 68.8 SL 1903
Genypterus capensis Kingklip Eastern Atlantic 180 TL 1847
Genypterus chilensis Red cusk-eel Southeast Pacific 150 SL 1848
Genypterus maculatus Black cusk-eel Southeast Pacific 100 TL 1846
Genypterus tigerinus Rock ling Southwest Pacific 120 SL 1872



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