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Family: Triacanthodidae Spikefishes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atrophacanthus japonicus Indo-West Pacific 4.4 SL 1941
Bathyphylax bombifrons Indo-West Pacific 9.3 SL 1934
Bathyphylax omen Indian Ocean 1966
Bathyphylax pruvosti Central Pacific 11.9 SL 2006
Halimochirurgus alcocki Indo-West Pacific 21.6 SL 1913
Halimochirurgus centriscoides Longsnout spikefish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1899
Hollardia goslinei Hawaiian spikefish Eastern Central Pacific 14.4 SL 1968
Hollardia hollardi Reticulate spikefish Western Atlantic 11.5 SL 1861
Hollardia meadi Spotted spikefish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1966
Johnsonina eriomma Western Central Atlantic 1934
Macrorhamphosodes platycheilus Trumpetsnout spikefish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1934
Macrorhamphosodes uradoi Trumpetsnout Indo-West Pacific 16.5 SL 1933
Mephisto fraserbrunneri Indian Ocean 1966
Parahollardia lineata Jambeau Western Atlantic 20 TL 1935
Parahollardia schmidti Western Central Atlantic 1959
Paratriacanthodes abei Northwest Pacific 1997
Paratriacanthodes herrei Indo-Pacific. 8 TL 1934
Paratriacanthodes retrospinis Sawspine spikefish Indo-Pacific 12 SL 1934
Triacanthodes anomalus Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1850
Triacanthodes ethiops Shortsnout spikefish Indo-West Pacific 8.5 SL 1894
Triacanthodes indicus Western Indian Ocean. 1982
Triacanthodes intermedius Western Pacific 7.1 SL 1984
Tydemania navigatoris Fleshy-lipped spikefish Indo-West Pacific 12 SL 1913

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