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Family: Gonostomatidae Bristlemouths



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bonapartia pedaliota Longray fangjaw Eastern Atlantic 7.2 SL 1896
Cyclothone acclinidens Benttooth bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6.5 SL 1899
Cyclothone alba Bristlemouth Circumglobal. Atlantic O 3.4 SL 1906
Cyclothone atraria Deep-water bristlemouth North Pacific 6.2 SL 1905
Cyclothone braueri Garrick Atlantic, Indian and Sout 3.8 SL 1926
Cyclothone kobayashii Kobayashi's bristlemouth Southern Ocean 4.2 SL 1994
Cyclothone livida Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1902
Cyclothone microdon Veiled anglemouth Widely distributed in all 7.6 TL 1878
Cyclothone obscura Hidden bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6.6 SL 1902
Cyclothone pallida Tan bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 7.5 SL 1902
Cyclothone parapallida Shadow bristlemouth Atlantic Ocean 6.7 SL 1982
Cyclothone pseudopallida Slender bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 5.8 SL 1964
Cyclothone pygmaea Mediterranean Sea endemic 2.9 SL 1926
Cyclothone signata Showy bristlemouth Eastern Pacific 3 TL 1899
Diplophos australis Southern Ocean 18 SL 1990
Diplophos orientalis Northwest Pacific 32 SL 1940
Diplophos pacificus North Pacific. 1889
Diplophos rebainsi Rebains' portholefish Southwest Pacific 25 TL 1972
Diplophos taenia Pacific portholefish Cosmopolitan. Eastern At 27.6 SL 1873
Gonostoma atlanticum Atlantic fangjaw Worldwide. Eastern Atlan 6.6 SL 1930
Gonostoma denudatum Eastern Atlantic 14 SL 1810
Manducus greyae Indo-West Pacific 1970
Manducus maderensis Eastern Atlantic 27.9 SL 1890
Margrethia obtusirostra Bighead portholefish Eastern Atlantic 8.3 SL 1919
Margrethia valentinae Circumglobal 7.2 TL 1982
Sigmops bathyphilus Spark anglemouth Eastern Atlantic 20 SL 1884
Sigmops ebelingi Ebeling's fangjaw Western Pacific 9.7 SL 1960
Sigmops elongatus Elongated bristlemouth fish Worldwide. Mediterranean 27.5 TL 1878
Sigmops gracilis Slender fangjaw Pacific Ocean 13.3 SL 1878
Sigmops longipinnis Southeast Pacific 1972
Triplophos hemingi Tropical waters of all oc 36 SL 1901



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