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Family: Bathylagidae Deep-sea smelts



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathylagichthys australis Southern deepsea smelt Indian and Pacific. 20.8 SL 1990
Bathylagichthys greyae Grey's deepsea smelt Eastern Atlantic 16 SL 1958
Bathylagichthys longipinnis Southeast Atlantic to wes 12.2 SL 1985
Bathylagichthys parini Southeast Pacific. 12.0 SL 1990
Bathylagichthys problematicus South Atlantic 26.6 SL 1985
Bathylagoides argyrogaster Silver deepsea smelt Indo-West Pacific 11 SL 1930
Bathylagoides nigrigenys Blackchin blacksmelt Pacific and Indian. East 10.5 SL 1931
Bathylagoides wesethi Snubnose blacksmelt Eastern Pacific 13.5 SL 1938
Bathylagus andriashevi Southeast Atlantic. 1986
Bathylagus antarcticus Antarctic deepsea smelt South Atlantic, Indian an 17 SL 1878
Bathylagus euryops Goiter blacksmelt Eastern Atlantic 13 TL 1896
Bathylagus gracilis Southern Ocean 21.7 SL 1905
Bathylagus niger Southern Ocean 14.1 SL 2006
Bathylagus pacificus Slender blacksmelt Pacific 25 SL 1890
Bathylagus tenuis Southern Ocean 16 SL 1986
Dolicholagus longirostris Longsnout blacksmelt Widely distributed in tro 17.5 SL 1948
Leuroglossus callorhini Northeast Pacific 1899
Leuroglossus schmidti Northern smoothtongue North Pacific 20 SL 1955
Leuroglossus stilbius California smoothtongue Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1890
Lipolagus ochotensis Eared blacksmelt Northwest Pacific 17.3 TL 1938
Melanolagus bericoides Bigscale deepsea smelt Atlantic, Indian and Paci 20 SL 1929
Pseudobathylagus milleri Stout blacksmelt North Pacific 21.6 TL 1898



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