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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Notacanthiformes
Family: Notacanthidae Deep-sea spiny eels

Genus: Notacanthus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Notacanthus abbotti Western Pacific 1934
Notacanthus bonaparte Shortfin spiny eel Eastern Atlantic 26 TL 1840
Notacanthus chemnitzii Snubnosed spiny eel Worldwide except in tropi 120 TL 1788
Notacanthus indicus Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1909
Notacanthus sexspinis Spiny-back eel Southeast Atlantic 60 TL 1846
Notacanthus spinosus Eastern Central Pacific 1899



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