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Family: Bovichtidae Thornfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bovichtus angustifrons Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1913
Bovichtus argentinus Southwest Atlantic 1931
Bovichtus chilensis Southeast Pacific 9.4 SL 1913
Bovichtus diacanthus Southeast Atlantic 1819
Bovichtus oculus Southwest Pacific 1989
Bovichtus psychrolutes Southwest Pacific 1860
Bovichtus variegatus Thornfish Southwest Pacific 1846
Bovichtus veneris Western Indian Ocean 1879
Cottoperca gobio Channel bull blenny Southeast Pacific and Sou 80 TL 1861
Cottoperca trigloides Southern Ocean. 1801
Halaphritis platycephala Eastern Indian Ocean 16.8 SL 2002



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