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Family: Aphyonidae Blind cusk eels



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Max. Length 9.9 cm TL

 
Aphyonus bolini
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Aphyonus brevidorsalis Nielsen, 1969

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Aphyonus brevidorsalis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Aphyonus gelatinosus Günther, 1878

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Aphyonus gelatinosus
[Gelatinous blindfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Aphyonus rassi Nielsen, 1975

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Aphyonus rassi
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Barathronus affinis
[]



Western Central Atlantic

Barathronus bicolor Goode & Bean, 1886

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Barathronus bicolor
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Barathronus bruuni
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Barathronus diaphanus
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Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Barathronus linsi
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Barathronus maculatus Shcherbachev, 1976

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Barathronus maculatus
[Spotted gelatinous cusk]
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Barathronus multidens
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Barathronus pacificus
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Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Barathronus parfaiti
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Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Barathronus solomonensis
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Barathronus unicolor
[]



Atlantic Ocean.
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Meteoria erythrops Nielsen, 1969

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Meteoria erythrops
[]
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Nybelinella brevidorsalis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Nybelinella erikssoni (Nybelin, 1957)

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Nybelinella erikssoni
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Western Central Pacific

Parasciadonus brevibrachium Nielsen, 1984

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Parasciadonus brevibrachium
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Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Parasciadonus pauciradiatus
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Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Sciadonus cryptophthalmus
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Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Sciadonus galatheae (Nielsen, 1969)

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Sciadonus galatheae
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Sciadonus jonassoni
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Sciadonus pedicellaris
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24 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aphyonus bolini Western Indian Ocean 9.9 TL 1974
Aphyonus brevidorsalis Western Indian Ocean 7.1 SL 1969
Aphyonus gelatinosus Gelatinous blindfish Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1878
Aphyonus rassi Western Atlantic 6 TL 1975
Barathronus affinis Indian Ocean. 1906
Barathronus bicolor Western Central Atlantic 1886
Barathronus bruuni Indian Ocean. 1969
Barathronus diaphanus Indo-West Pacific. 1906
Barathronus linsi Southwest Atlantic 10.1 SL 2015
Barathronus maculatus Spotted gelatinous cusk Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1976
Barathronus multidens Northwest and Eastern Cen 1984
Barathronus pacificus Northeast Pacific. 1974
Barathronus parfaiti Northeast Atlantic 10 SL 1888
Barathronus solomonensis Western Pacific 10 SL 2008
Barathronus unicolor Atlantic Ocean 1984
Meteoria erythrops Atlantic Ocean. 7.5 SL 1969
Nybelinella brevidorsalis Eastern Indian Ocean. 1976
Nybelinella erikssoni Eastern Atlantic 8 TL 1957
Parasciadonus brevibrachium Western Central Pacific 1984
Parasciadonus pauciradiatus Western Pacific 4.6 SL 1997
Sciadonus cryptophthalmus Northeast Atlantic 8.2 SL 1911
Sciadonus galatheae Northeast Atlantic 9.3 SL 1969
Sciadonus jonassoni Eastern Atlantic. 1957
Sciadonus pedicellaris North Atlantic. Southeas 1899



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