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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Ipnopidae Deep-sea tripod fishes

Genus: Bathypterois

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathypterois andriashevi Southwest Pacific 19 SL 1988
Bathypterois atricolor Attenuated spider fish Circumglobal, excluding t 20.4 SL 1896
Bathypterois bigelowi Western Central Atlantic 13 SL 1958
Bathypterois dubius Mediterranean spiderfish Eastern Atlantic 20.5 SL 1888
Bathypterois filiferus South Atlantic 26 TL 1906
Bathypterois grallator Tripodfish Tropical to warm temperat 43.4 TL 1886
Bathypterois guentheri Tribute spiderfish Indo-West Pacific 26 SL 1889
Bathypterois insularum Western Indian Ocean 1892
Bathypterois longicauda Southwest Pacific 1878
Bathypterois longifilis Feeler fish Southwest Pacific 30 TL 1878
Bathypterois longipes Abyssal spiderfish Atlantic Ocean 24.9 SL 1878
Bathypterois oddi Southwest Pacific and Sou 1977
Bathypterois parini Eastern Indian Ocean 15.3 SL 1988
Bathypterois pectinatus Southeast Pacific 1959
Bathypterois perceptor Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1977
Bathypterois phenax Blackfin spiderfish Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1928
Bathypterois quadrifilis Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1878
Bathypterois ventralis Ventrad spiderfish Southeast Pacific 1899
Bathypterois viridensis Eastern Atlantic 22.2 SL 1916



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