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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Polymixiiformes
Family: Polymixiidae Beardfishes

Genus: Polymixia

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Polymixia berndti Pacific beardfish Indo-Pacific 47.5 SL 1905
Polymixia busakhini Busakhin's beardfish Indo-West Pacific. 20.3 SL 1992
Polymixia fusca Indian Ocean. 23.5 SL 1970
Polymixia japonica Silver eye Western Pacific 30 SL 1877
Polymixia longispina Northeast Pacific 14.2 SL 1983
Polymixia lowei Beardfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1859
Polymixia nobilis Stout beardfish Eastern Atlantic 48 TL 1836
Polymixia salagomeziensis Southeast Pacific 19.7 SL 1991
Polymixia sazonovi Northwest Pacific. 25.2 SL 1992
Polymixia yuri Southeast Pacific 18.8 SL 1982



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