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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Zoarcidae Eelpouts
Subfamily: Zoarcinae
Genus: Zoarces

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Photo by Sargent, P.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Zoarces americanus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Sargent, P.
Zoarces americanus
[Ocean pout]
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL

Zoarces andriashevi
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 32.7 cm TL

Zoarces elongatus
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Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 31.5 cm TL

Zoarces fedorovi

Photo by Kim, J.K.

Northwest Pacific

Zoarces gillii Jordan & Starks, 1905

Photo by Kim, J.K.
Zoarces gillii

Photo by Svensen, R.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Zoarces viviparus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Zoarces viviparus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Zoarces americanus Ocean pout Northwest Atlantic 110 TL 1801
Zoarces andriashevi Northwest Pacific 19.5 TL 2005
Zoarces elongatus Northwest Pacific 32.7 TL 1868
Zoarces fedorovi Northwestern Pacific 31.5 TL 2007
Zoarces gillii Northwest Pacific 1905
Zoarces viviparus Eelpout Northeast Atlantic 52 TL 1758

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