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Family: Opisthoproctidae Barreleyes or spookfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathylychnops brachyrhynchus Western Central Atlantic 1937
Bathylychnops chilensis Pacific Ocean 6.2 SL 2009
Bathylychnops exilis Javelin spookfish Eastern Atlantic 58 SL 1958
Dolichopteroides binocularis Eastern Atlantic 24.2 SL 1932
Dolichopteryx anascopa Atlantic Ocean 17.3 SL 1901
Dolichopteryx andriashevi Pacific Ocean 6.3 SL 2009
Dolichopteryx longipes Brownsnout spookfish Probably worldwide in tem 18 SL 1888
Dolichopteryx minuscula Indo-West Pacific 6.0 SL 2006
Dolichopteryx parini Winged spookfish North Pacific 21.7 SL 2001
Dolichopteryx pseudolongipes Eastern Central Pacific. 8.0 SL 2008
Dolichopteryx rostrata Northeast Atlantic 6.6 SL 2006
Dolichopteryx trunovi Southern hemisphere 14.3 SL 2005
Dolichopteryx vityazi Pacific Ocean 6.1 SL 2009
Ioichthys kashkini Western Indian Ocean 23.2 SL 2004
Macropinna microstoma Barreleye North Pacific 15 TL 1939
Monacoa grimaldii Mirrorbelly Tropical to subtropical A 8 SL 1911
Monacoa griseus Grey mirrorbelly Southwest Pacific 6.4 SL 2016
Monacoa niger Black mirrorbelly Eastern Central Pacific 4.8 SL 2016
Opisthoproctus soleatus Barrel-eye Circumglobal in tropical 10.5 SL 1888
Rhynchohyalus natalensis Glasshead barreleye Eastern Atlantic 16 SL 1924
Winteria telescopa Binocular fish Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1901



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