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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Bythitidae Livebearing brotulas

Genus: Diplacanthopoma

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Diplacanthopoma alcockii

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Diplacanthopoma brachysoma Günther, 1887

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
Diplacanthopoma brachysoma

Western Central Pacific

Diplacanthopoma brunneum Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Photo by Sandra J. Raredon / Smithsonian Institution, NMNH, Div. of Fishes
Diplacanthopoma brunneum
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Max. Length 40 cm SL

Diplacanthopoma japonicum
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Max. Length 44.7 cm TL

Diplacanthopoma jordani
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Diplacanthopoma kreffti
[Deepbody cusk]

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Diplacanthopoma nigripinnis Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924

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Diplacanthopoma nigripinnis
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Diplacanthopoma raniceps
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Diplacanthopoma riversandersoni

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Diplacanthopoma alcockii Eastern Indian Ocean 1896
Diplacanthopoma brachysoma Western Atlantic 10.2 SL 1887
Diplacanthopoma brunneum Western Central Pacific 1913
Diplacanthopoma japonicum Northwest Pacific 40 SL 1887
Diplacanthopoma jordani Eastern Pacific. 44.7 TL 1899
Diplacanthopoma kreffti Deepbody cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 2002
Diplacanthopoma nigripinnis Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1924
Diplacanthopoma raniceps Indian Ocean 1898
Diplacanthopoma riversandersoni Western Indian Ocean 1895

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