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

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Mascarenichthys heemstrai Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

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Mascarenichthys heemstrai
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Mascarenichthys microphthalmus Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

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Mascarenichthys microphthalmus
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Southern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Mascarenichthys remotus Schwarzhans & Møller, 2011

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Mascarenichthys remotus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mascarenichthys heemstrai Western Indian Ocean 5.1 SL 2007
Mascarenichthys microphthalmus Southeast Atlantic 4 SL 2007
Mascarenichthys remotus Southern Indian Ocean 3 SL 2011



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