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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Chaunacidae Sea toads

Genus: Chaunax

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chaunax abei Northwestern Pacific 30 SL 1978
Chaunax africanus African coffinfish Western Indian Ocean 22.7 SL 2013
Chaunax apus Eastern Indian Ocean 1909
Chaunax atimovatae Southern frogmouth Western Indian Ocean 21.1 SL 2016
Chaunax breviradius Western Central Pacific 11 SL 1978
Chaunax endeavouri Furry coffinfish Southwest Pacific 22 SL 1929
Chaunax fimbriatus Tassled coffinfish Northwest Pacific 14 SL 1879
Chaunax flammeus Western Indian Ocean 1979
Chaunax flavomaculatus Yellowspot frogmouth Southwest Pacific 12.2 SL 2013
Chaunax heemstraorum Heemstras' frogmouth Western Indian Ocean 16.3 SL 2016
Chaunax hollemani Holleman's frogmouth Western Indian Ocean 19.5 SL 2016
Chaunax latipunctatus Southeast Pacific 13.5 SL 1984
Chaunax mulleus Redshoes frogmouth Southwest Pacific 16.1 SL 2013
Chaunax nebulosus Eyespot coffinfish Eastern Indian Ocean 21.2 SL 2013
Chaunax nudiventer Naked-belly Coffinfish Southwest Pacific 16.6 SL 2010
Chaunax penicillatus Pencil coffinfish Indo-West Pacific 28 SL 1915
Chaunax pictus Pink frogmouth Atlantic Ocean and the Me 40 TL 1846
Chaunax reticulatus Netted frogmouth Southwest Pacific 25.8 SL 2013
Chaunax russatus Red coffinfish Southwest Pacific 23.3 SL 2013
Chaunax stigmaeus Redeye gaper Western Atlantic 30.5 TL 1946
Chaunax suttkusi Eastern Atlantic 26.7 TL 1989
Chaunax umbrinus Pacific 35 SL 1905



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