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Family: Bythitidae Viviparous brotulas



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acarobythites larsonae Larson's cusk Western Central Pacific 2.5 SL 2000
Anacanthobythites platycephalus Eastern Indian Ocean 10.7 SL 2008
Anacanthobythites tasmaniensis Eastern Indian Ocean 5.3 SL 2008
Beaglichthys bleekeri Bleeker's viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 2007
Beaglichthys larsonae Eastern Indian Ocean 7.6 SL 2007
Beaglichthys macrophthalmus Beagle cusk Indo-West Pacific 9.6 SL 1993
Bellottia apoda Mediterranean Sea and sub 6.5 SL 1883
Bellottia armiger Western Central Pacific 1913
Bellottia cryptica Atlantic Ocean 4.2 SL 2009
Bellottia galatheae Western Pacific 5.1 SL 2008
Bellottia robusta Atlantic Ocean 8.2 SL 2009
Bidenichthys beeblebroxi Southwest Pacific 8.2 TL 1995
Bidenichthys capensis Freetail brotula Southeast Atlantic 9 TL 1934
Bidenichthys consobrinus Grey brotula Southwest Pacific 16 TL 1876
Brosmodorsalis persicinus Pink brotula Southwest Pacific 6 TL 1989
Brosmolus longicaudus Longtail cusk Indo-West Pacific 9.7 SL 1993
Brosmophyciops pautzkei Slimy cuskeel Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL 1960
Brosmophycis marginata Red brotula Eastern Pacific 46 TL 1854
Brotulinella taiwanensis Taiwan coralbrotula Western Pacific 6 SL 2005
Bythites fuscus Arctic brotula Northwest Atlantic 14.6 NG 1837
Bythites gerdae Western Central Atlantic 1973
Bythites islandicus Northeast Atlantic 9 TL 1973
Calamopteryx goslinei Longarm brotula Western Central Atlantic 6.4 SL 1966
Calamopteryx jeb Southeast Pacific 1973
Calamopteryx robinsorum Teacher brotula Western Central Atlantic. 1973
Cataetyx alleni Eastern Atlantic 12 TL 1906
Cataetyx bruuni Eastern Atlantic 10 TL 1963
Cataetyx chthamalorhynchus Southeast Atlantic 36 TL 1981
Cataetyx hawaiiensis Eastern Central Pacific 1954
Cataetyx laticeps Eastern Atlantic 65 TL 1927
Cataetyx lepidogenys Western Pacific 13 SL 1913
Cataetyx messieri Southeast Pacific and Sou 27.6 SL 1878
Cataetyx nielseni Nielsen's catetyx Southwest Pacific 18 TL 2005
Cataetyx niki Southeast Atlantic 64 TL 1981
Cataetyx platyrhynchus Northwest Pacific 57 SL 1984
Cataetyx rubrirostris Rubynose brotula Eastern Pacific 15.7 TL 1890
Cataetyx simus Eastern Pacific 63.2 TL 1899
Dactylosurculus gomoni Eastern Indian Ocean 7.4 SL 2007
Dermatopsis greenfieldi Greenfield's mudbrotula Central Pacific 5.3 SL 2006
Dermatopsis hoesei Hoese's mudbrotula Western Pacific 4.8 SL 2006
Dermatopsis joergennielseni Nielsen's mudbrotula Southwest Pacific 5.7 SL 2006
Dermatopsis macrodon Eastern yellow blindfish Southwest Pacific 10 TL 1896
Dermatopsis multiradiatus Slender blindfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.5 TL 1918
Dermatopsoides andersoni Anderson's mudbrotula South Atlantic 5.4 SL 2006
Dermatopsoides kasougae Orange brotula Southeast Atlantic 6.5 TL 1943
Dermatopsoides morrisonae Morrison's mudbrotula Eastern Indian Ocean 2.9 SL 2006
Dermatopsoides talboti Lesser orange brotula Southeast Atlantic 5.7 TL 1966
Diancistrus alatus Winged coralbrotula Central Pacific 3.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus alleni Allen's coralbrotula Indo-West Pacific 7 SL 2005
Diancistrus altidorsalis Humpbacked coralbrotula Western Pacific 10.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus atollorum Atoll coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 5.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus beateae Beate's coralbrotula Pacific Ocean 14.9 TL 2005
Diancistrus brevirostris Shortnosed coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 5.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus eremitus Lonely coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 8.3 SL 2005
Diancistrus erythraeus Red viviparous brotula Western Pacific 7 SL 1946
Diancistrus fijiensis Fiji coralbrotula Central Pacific 4.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus fuscus Dusky brotulid Western Pacific 7 SL 1946
Diancistrus jackrandalli Randall's coralbrotula Northwest Pacific 7.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus jeffjohnsoni Johnson's coralbrotula Western Pacific 7.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus karinae Karin's coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 8.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus katrineae Katrine's coralbrotula Southeastern Pacific 10.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus leisi Leis' coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.6 SL 2005
Diancistrus longifilis Twinhook cusk Western Pacific 7.6 SL 1899
Diancistrus machidai Machida's coralbrotula Western Pacific 6 SL 2005
Diancistrus manciporus Few-pored coralbrotula Central Pacific 6.7 SL 2005
Diancistrus mcgroutheri Mcgrouther's coralbrotula Western Pacific 6 SL 2005
Diancistrus mennei Menne's coralbrotula Central Pacific 7.6 SL 2005
Diancistrus niger Dark coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.5 SL 2005
Diancistrus novaeguineae New guinea viviparous brotula Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL 1996
Diancistrus pohnpeiensis Pohnpei coralbrotula Central Pacific 8.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus robustus Robust coralbrotula Central Pacific 5.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus springeri Springer's coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus tongaensis Tonga coralbrotula Central Pacific 5.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus typhlops Asia 8 SL 2009
Diancistrus vietnamensis Vietnam coralbrotula Western Pacific 7.2 SL 2005
Didymothallus criniceps Western Pacific 6 SL 2007
Didymothallus mizolepis Smalleye cusk Indo-West Pacific 6.6 SL 1867
Didymothallus nudigena Eastern Indian Ocean 6.6 SL 2011
Didymothallus pruvosti Western Pacific 4.4 SL 2007
Diplacanthopoma alcockii Eastern Indian Ocean 1896
Diplacanthopoma brachysoma Western Atlantic 10.2 SL 1887
Diplacanthopoma brunnea Western Central Pacific 1913
Diplacanthopoma japonicus Northwest Pacific 40 SL 1887
Diplacanthopoma jordani Eastern Pacific. 44.7 TL 1899
Diplacanthopoma kreffti Deepbody cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 2002
Diplacanthopoma nigripinnis Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1924
Diplacanthopoma raniceps Indian Ocean 1898
Diplacanthopoma riversandersoni Western Indian Ocean 1895
Dipulus caecus Orange eelpout Eastern Indian Ocean 19.7 SL 1905
Dipulus hutchinsi Hutchin's mudbrotula Eastern Indian Ocean 11.8 SL 2006
Dipulus norfolkanus Southwest Pacific 7.3 SL 1993
Ematops randalli Randall's viviparous brotula Indo-Pacific Ocean 4.2 SL 1976
Eusurculus andamanensis Andaman viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean, And 4.4 SL 2007
Eusurculus pistillum Indo-West Pacific 5.5 SL 2007
Eusurculus pristinus Pristine viviparous brotula Western Pacific, Bismarck 4.6 SL 2007
Fiordichthys paxtoni Baldhead cusk Southwest Pacific 7.4 SL 1986
Fiordichthys slartibartfasti Southwest Pacific 11.1 SL 1995
Grammonus ater Eastern Atlantic 12 SL 1810
Grammonus claudei Reef-cave brotula Western Atlantic 10 TL 1930
Grammonus diagrammus Purple brotula Eastern Pacific 20.3 TL 1903
Grammonus longhursti Eastern Atlantic 10.6 SL 1964
Grammonus minutus Pacific Ocean 5.5 SL 2010
Grammonus nagaredai Pacific 106 SL 2008
Grammonus opisthodon Bighead brotula Southeast Atlantic 5 TL 1934
Grammonus robustus Indo-West Pacific 21 SL 1913
Grammonus thielei Western Pacific 18 TL 2004
Grammonus waikiki Eastern Central Pacific 5.2 TL 1964
Grammonus yunokawai Northwest Pacific 9.8 SL 2007
Gunterichthys bussingi Bussing's mudbrotula Eastern Pacific 6 SL 2004
Gunterichthys coheni Cohen's mudbrotula Eastern Central Pacific 4.9 SL 2004
Gunterichthys longipenis Gold brotula Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1966
Hastatobythites arafurensis Spinyhead cusk Western Pacific 9 SL 1997
Hephthocara crassiceps Western Central Pacific 1913
Hephthocara simum Eastern Indian Ocean 1892
Lapitaichthys frickei Western Pacific 5 SL 2007
Lucifuga dentata Toothed Cuban cusk-eel Central America 15.2 SL 1858
Lucifuga inopinata Southeast Pacific 10.1 SL 1998
Lucifuga lucayana Lucaya cavebrotula Western Atlantic 9.9 SL 2006
Lucifuga simile Central America 8.8 SL 1981
Lucifuga spelaeotes New Providence cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 10.9 SL 1970
Lucifuga subterranea Cuban cusk-eel Central America 9.4 SL 1858
Lucifuga teresinarum Central America 8.3 SL 1988
Majungaichthys agalegae Western Indian Ocean 4 SL 2011
Majungaichthys simplex Western Indian Ocean 4 SL 2007
Mascarenichthys heemstrai Western Indian Ocean 5.1 SL 2007
Mascarenichthys microphthalmus Southeast Atlantic 4 SL 2007
Mascarenichthys remotus Southern Indian Ocean 3 SL 2011
Melodichthys hadrocephalus Northeast Atlantic 1986
Microbrotula andersoni Anderson's viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean, Chr 5.2 SL 2011
Microbrotula bentleyi Many-ray cusk Indo-Pacific 4.1 SL 2005
Microbrotula geraldalleni Western Pacific 4.1 SL 2012
Microbrotula greenfieldi Western Central Pacific 3.1 SL 2007
Microbrotula hamata Western Pacific 3.4 SL 2011
Microbrotula punicea Southwestern Pacific 2007
Microbrotula queenslandica Queensland cusk Southwestern Pacific 3.1 SL 2005
Microbrotula rubra Endemic to Hawaii. 1953
Monothrix polylepis Littoral cusk Southwest Pacific 5.3 SL 1897
Nielsenichthys pullus Nusa penida viviparous brotula Western Pacific 3.8 SL 2011
Ogilbia boehlkei Boehlke's coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 7 SL 2005
Ogilbia boydwalkeri Professor brotula Eastern Pacific 6.1 SL 2005
Ogilbia cayorum Key brotula Western Central Atlantic 6 SL 1898
Ogilbia cocoensis Coco coralbrotula Eastern Pacific 3.8 SL 2005
Ogilbia davidsmithi Cortez brotula Eastern Pacific 9.9 SL 2005
Ogilbia deroyi Deroy's cuskeel Southeast Pacific 7 TL 1966
Ogilbia galapagosensis Galapagos cuskeel South America 5.8 SL 1965
Ogilbia jeffwilliamsi William's coralbrotula Western Atlantic 6.1 SL 2005
Ogilbia jewettae Jewett's coralbrotula Eastern Pacific 6.8 SL 2005
Ogilbia mccoskeri Mccosker's coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 6.5 SL 2005
Ogilbia nigromarginata Blackmargin brotula Eastern Pacific 7.7 SL 2005
Ogilbia nudiceps Slickhead brotula Eastern Pacific 7.4 SL 2005
Ogilbia robertsoni Brown brotula Eastern Pacific 7.1 SL 2005
Ogilbia sabaji Curator brotula West Atlantic 5 SL 2005
Ogilbia sedorae Notchspine brotula Eastern Pacific 5.9 SL 2005
Ogilbia suarezae Shy brotula Western Atlantic 7.5 SL 2005
Ogilbia tyleri Tyler's coralbrotula Western Atlantic 5 SL 2005
Ogilbia ventralis Gulf brotula Eastern Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1863
Ogilbichthys ferocis Ferocious coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 2.9 SL 2004
Ogilbichthys haitiensis Haiti coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 2.2 SL 2004
Ogilbichthys kakuki Kakuk's coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 6.7 SL 2004
Ogilbichthys longimanus Longfinned coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 7.3 SL 2004
Ogilbichthys microphthalmus Small-eyed coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 3.8 SL 2004
Ogilbichthys puertoricoensis Puerto Rico coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 3.4 SL 2004
Ogilbichthys tobagoensis Tobago coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 2.9 SL 2004
Paradiancistrus acutirostris Sharpnosed coralbrotula Central Pacific 4.7 SL 2005
Paradiancistrus christmasensis Christmas viviparous brotula Southeastern Indian Ocean 6.8 SL 2011
Paradiancistrus cuyoensis Cuyo coralbrotula Western Pacific 5.7 SL 2005
Paradiancistrus lombokensis Lombok viviparous brotula Western Pacific 3.5 SL 2007
Parasaccogaster melanomycter Western Central Atlantic 6.6 SL 1981
Parasaccogaster normae Southeast Pacific 14.2 1972
Parasaccogaster rhamphidognatha Western Central Atlantic 6 SL 1987
Pseudogilbia sanblasensis San Blas coralbrotula Western Atlantic 6.6 SL 2004
Pseudonus acutus Eastern Central Pacific 12.1 SL 1899
Pseudonus squamiceps Indo-West Pacific 11.6 SL 1907
Saccogaster brayae Eastern Indian Ocean 3.6 SL 2012
Saccogaster hawaii Eastern Central Pacific 6.9 SL 1972
Saccogaster horrida Eastern Indian Ocean. Au 5.9 SL 2012
Saccogaster maculata Indian Ocean 8.7 SL 1889
Saccogaster nikoliviae Eastern Indian Ocean 6.9 SL 2012
Saccogaster parva Southwest Atlantic 5.8 SL 1972
Saccogaster staigeri Western Central Atlantic 9.3 SL 1972
Saccogaster tuberculata Bagbelly cusk Indo-Pacific 16 SL 1966
Stygnobrotula latebricola Black brotula Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1957
Thalassobathia nelsoni Southeast Pacific 1974
Thalassobathia pelagica Eastern Atlantic 22.1 SL 1963
Thermichthys hollisi Southeast Pacific 1990
Timorichthys angustus Northwest Pacific 5.2 SL 2013
Timorichthys disjunctus Eastern Indian Ocean 3.9 SL 2011
Tuamotuichthys bispinosus Two-spined slopebrotula Southern Pacific 8.8 SL 2004
Tuamotuichthys marshallensis Marshall slopebrotula Western Pacific 12 SL 2006
Tuamotuichthys schwarzhansi Western Pacific 7.4 SL 2008
Typhliasina pearsei Mexican blind brotula Central America 9.7 SL 1938
Ungusurculus collettei Collette's viviparous brotula Western Pacific 3.4 SL 2007
Ungusurculus komodoensis Komodo viviparous brotula Western Pacific 3.3 SL 2007
Ungusurculus philippinensis Philippines viviparous brotula Western Pacific 5.2 SL 2007
Ungusurculus riauensis Riau viviparous brotula Western Pacific 5.6 SL 2007
Ungusurculus sundaensis Sunda viviparous brotula Western Pacific 5.4 SL 2007
Ungusurculus williamsi Williams' viviparous brotula Western Pacific 4.5 SL 2007
Zephyrichthys barryi Eastern Indian Ocean 7 SL 2007



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