SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=186) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Ophidiiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Holcomycteronus') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Neobythitinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Ophidiidae Cusk-eels
Subfamily: Neobythitinae
Genus: Holcomycteronus

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Holcomycteronus aequatoris (Smith & Radcliffe, 1913)

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Holcomycteronus aequatoris
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Southwest Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 30.7 cm SL

Holcomycteronus brucei

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Eastern Pacific; 1570 - 4
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Holcomycteronus digittatus Garman, 1899

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Holcomycteronus digittatus

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Atlantic, Eastern Indian
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Holcomycteronus profundissimus (Roule, 1913)

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Holcomycteronus profundissimus
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Indian Ocean.

Holcomycteronus pterotus
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm SL

Holcomycteronus squamosus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Holcomycteronus aequatoris Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1913
Holcomycteronus brucei Southwest Atlantic Ocean 30.7 SL 1906
Holcomycteronus digittatus Eastern Pacific; 1570 - 4 30 TL 1899
Holcomycteronus profundissimus Atlantic, Eastern Indian 30 TL 1913
Holcomycteronus pterotus Indian Ocean. 1890
Holcomycteronus squamosus Eastern Atlantic 27 SL 1916

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