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Class: Teleostei
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Histiophrynidae Starfingered frogfishes

Genus: Histiophryne

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Photo by Harasti, D.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Histiophryne bougainvilli (Valenciennes, 1837)

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Histiophryne bougainvilli
[Smooth anglerfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Histiophryne cryptacanthus (Weber, 1913)

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Histiophryne cryptacanthus
[Cryptic anglerfish]

Photo by Arnold, R.J.

Max. Length 6.0 cm SL
Histiophryne maggiewalker Arnold & Pietsch, 2011

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Histiophryne maggiewalker
[Queensland frogfish]

Photo by Chalias, V.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Histiophryne pogonia Arnold, 2012

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Histiophryne pogonia

Photo by Hall, D.J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Histiophryne psychedelica Pietsch, Arnold & Hall, 2009

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Histiophryne psychedelica
[Psychedelic frogfish]
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Histiophryne bougainvilli Smooth anglerfish Western Pacific 9 TL 1837
Histiophryne cryptacanthus Cryptic anglerfish Western Pacific. 9.6 TL 1913
Histiophryne maggiewalker Queensland frogfish Pacifique 6.0 SL 2011
Histiophryne pogonia Pacific Ocean 5.4 SL 2012
Histiophryne psychedelica Psychedelic frogfish Western Pacific 8.7 SL 2009

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