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Family: Ateleopodidae Jellynose fishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ateleopus indicus Indian Ocean 37 TL 1891
Ateleopus japonicus Pacific jellynose fish Western Pacific 95 SL 1853
Ateleopus natalensis Jelly-head fish Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1921
Ateleopus purpureus Northwest Pacific 70 TL 1915
Ateleopus tanabensis Northwest Pacific 36.2 TL 1918
Guentherus altivela Jellynose Eastern Atlantic 200 TL 1917
Guentherus katoi Northwest Pacific 69.4 SL 2008
Ijimaia antillarum Western Central Atlantic 85.5 TL 1935
Ijimaia dofleini Northwest Pacific 170 SL 1905
Ijimaia fowleri Northwest Pacific 1935
Ijimaia loppei Loppe's tadpole fish Eastern Atlantic 200 TL 1922
Ijimaia plicatellus Deep water ateleopid fish Eastern Central Pacific 68 TL 1905
Parateleopus microstomus Western Pacific 1912



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