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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Linophrynidae Leftvents

Genus: Linophryne

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Linophryne algibarbata Northeast Atlantic 23.1 TL 1939
Linophryne andersoni Eastern Central Pacific 3.2 SL 1992
Linophryne arborifera Atlantic Ocean 7.7 SL 1925
Linophryne arcturi Eastern Atlantic 5.1 1926
Linophryne argyresca Eastern Indian Ocean 6.1 SL 1932
Linophryne bicornis Northwestern Atlantic and 18.5 SL 1927
Linophryne bipennata Eastern Indian Ocean 3.8 SL 1982
Linophryne brevibarbata North Atlantic 1932
Linophryne coronata Atlantic Ocean 22.5 1927
Linophryne densiramus Thickbranch angler Atlantic Ocean 9 SL 1941
Linophryne escaramosa Eastern Central Pacific 3.7 SL 1982
Linophryne indica Headlight angler Indo-Pacific. 4.3 SL 1902
Linophryne lucifer North Atlantic, from off 27.5 SL 1886
Linophryne macrodon Eastern Central Pacific 9.1 SL 1925
Linophryne maderensis Eastern Central Atlantic 1961
Linophryne parini Southeast Atlantic 6.4 SL 1980
Linophryne pennibarbata Atlantic Ocean 4.7 1980
Linophryne polypogon Eastern Central Atlantic 4.5 TL 1925
Linophryne quinqueramosa Eastern Central Pacific 1947
Linophryne racemifera Eastern Atlantic 8.2 1932
Linophryne sexfilis Eastern Central Atlantic 3.8 NG 1973
Linophryne trewavasae Western Central Pacific 7.3 SL 1978



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