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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Bythitidae Livebearing brotulas

Genus: Lucifuga

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Central America
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Lucifuga dentata Poey, 1858

Photo by Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.
 
Lucifuga dentata
[Toothed Cuban cusk-eel]
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Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Lucifuga inopinata
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Lucifuga lucayana Møller, Schwarzhans, Iliffe & Nielsen, 2006

Photo by Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Lucifuga lucayana
[Lucaya cavebrotula]
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Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Lucifuga simile
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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Lucifuga spelaeotes Cohen & Robins, 1970

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Lucifuga spelaeotes
[New Providence cusk-eel]
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Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Lucifuga subterranea
[Cuban cusk-eel]
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Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Lucifuga teresinarum
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7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lucifuga dentata Toothed Cuban cusk-eel Central America 15.2 SL 1858
Lucifuga inopinata Southeast Pacific 10.1 SL 1998
Lucifuga lucayana Lucaya cavebrotula Western Atlantic 9.9 SL 2006
Lucifuga simile Central America 8.8 SL 1981
Lucifuga spelaeotes New Providence cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 10.9 SL 1970
Lucifuga subterranea Cuban cusk-eel Central America 9.4 SL 1858
Lucifuga teresinarum Central America 8.3 SL 1988



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