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Family: Ophidiidae Cusk-eels



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Abyssobrotula galatheae In deep waters of tropic 16.5 SL 1977
Acanthonus armatus Bony-eared assfish In deep waters off tropic 37.5 SL 1878
Alcockia rostrata Indo-Pacific 35 SL 1887
Apagesoma australis Southern Ocean 59.5 SL 2008
Apagesoma delosommatus Atlantic Ocean 56.3 SL 1979
Apagesoma edentatum Western Central Atlantic 75.2 SL 1983
Barathrites iris Northeast Atlantic. Spec 62.5 SL 1911
Barathrites parri Northwest Atlantic. 27.5 SL 1957
Barathrodemus manatinus Western Central Atlantic. 15.1 SL 1883
Barathrodemus nasutus Western Central Pacific 1913
Bassogigas gillii Indo-West Pacific (betwee 85 TL 1896
Bassogigas walkeri Walker’s cusk eel Western Pacific 50.5 SL 2011
Bassozetus compressus Abyssal assfish Western Central Pacific 62 SL 1878
Bassozetus elongatus Indian Ocean (Ref. 34024) 48 SL 1913
Bassozetus galatheae Galathea assfish Indo-Pacific 55.5 SL 2000
Bassozetus glutinosus Glutin assfish Indo-West Pacific 66.3 SL 1890
Bassozetus levistomatus Atlantic, Indian and Paci 80.5 SL 1989
Bassozetus multispinis Indian Ocean. 44.7 SL 1980
Bassozetus nasus Eastern Pacific 28.2 SL 1899
Bassozetus normalis Atlantic. 27.6 SL 1883
Bassozetus oncerocephalus Eastern Central Atlantic 22.1 SL 1888
Bassozetus robustus Robust assfish Circumglobal 64 SL 1913
Bassozetus taenia Western and Eastern (sout 25 TL 1887
Bassozetus werneri Western Central Pacific 37.5 SL 2000
Bassozetus zenkevitchi North Pacific. 26.3 SL 1955
Bathyonus caudalis Indo-Pacific 51.8 SL 1899
Bathyonus laticeps Atlantic Ocean. 24 SL 1878
Bathyonus pectoralis West Central Atlantic, Ea 1885
Benthocometes australiensis Eastern Indian Ocean 2010
Benthocometes robustus Eastern Atlantic 15 TL 1886
Brotula barbata Bearded brotula Western Atlantic 94 TL 1801
Brotula clarkae Pacific bearded brotula Eastern Central Pacific 115 TL 1944
Brotula flaviviridis Western Pacific 15.1 SL 2005
Brotula multibarbata Goatsbeard brotula Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1846
Brotula ordwayi Ordway's brotula Southeast Pacific 75 TL 1949
Brotula townsendi Townsend's cusk eel Pacific Ocean 75 TL 1900
Brotulotaenia brevicauda Atlantic Ocean 32 SL 1974
Brotulotaenia crassa Violet cuskeel Eastern Atlantic 86 SL 1934
Brotulotaenia nielseni Indian and Pacific. 1974
Brotulotaenia nigra Dark cusk Atlantic Ocean 30 SL 1933
Cherublemma emmelas Black brotula Eastern Pacific 25 SL 1890
Chilara taylori Spotted cusk-eel Eastern Pacific 40.4 TL 1858
Dannevigia tusca Tusk Eastern Indian Ocean 56 TL 1941
Dicrolene filamentosa Eastern Pacific. 44 TL 1899
Dicrolene gregoryi Eastern Pacific. 1926
Dicrolene hubrechti Eastern Indian Ocean 41.6 SL 1913
Dicrolene introniger Digitate cusk eel Eastern Atlantic 35 TL 1883
Dicrolene kanazawai Western Central Atlantic 27.3 SL 1958
Dicrolene longimana Indo-West Pacific 32 SL 1913
Dicrolene mesogramma Eastern Indian Ocean. 18.4 SL 1980
Dicrolene multifilis Slender brotula Indian Ocean 26 SL 1889
Dicrolene nigra Southeast Pacific 40.3 TL 1899
Dicrolene nigricaudis Indian Ocean. 1891
Dicrolene pallidus Eastern Atlantic 16.6 SL 1981
Dicrolene pullata Eastern Pacific. 1899
Dicrolene quinquarius Indo-West Pacific 57.7 SL 1887
Dicrolene tristis Western Pacific 17.5 TL 1913
Dicrolene vaillanti Indian Ocean. 1890
Enchelybrotula gomoni Western Central Atlantic 1982
Enchelybrotula paucidens Indo-Pacific 1913
Epetriodus freddyi Needletooth cusk Indo-West Pacific 21.5 SL 1978
Eretmichthys pinnatus Indian Ocean 41 SL 1899
Genypterus blacodes Pink cusk-eel Southwest Pacific 200 SL 1801
Genypterus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 68.8 SL 1903
Genypterus capensis Kingklip Eastern Atlantic 180 TL 1847
Genypterus chilensis Red cusk-eel Southeast Pacific 150 SL 1848
Genypterus maculatus Black cusk-eel Southeast Pacific 100 TL 1846
Genypterus tigerinus Rock ling Southwest Pacific 120 SL 1872
Glyptophidium argenteum Indo-West Pacific 28.7 SL 1889
Glyptophidium japonicum Japanese cusk Western Pacific 22 SL 1936
Glyptophidium longipes Bigeye brotula Western Indian Ocean 26 SL 1939
Glyptophidium lucidum Sculptured cusk Western Pacific 21.2 SL 1913
Glyptophidium macropus Indo-West Pacific 21 SL 1894
Glyptophidium oceanium Western Pacific 22 SL 1913
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
Homostolus acer Filament cusk Western Pacific 18.4 SL 1913
Hoplobrotula armata Armoured cusk Western Pacific 70 SL 1846
Hoplobrotula badia Northwest Pacific 55.8 SL 1990
Hoplobrotula gnathopus False kinglip Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1921
Hypopleuron caninum Whiptail cusk Indo-West Pacific 57 SL 1913
Lamprogrammus brunswigi Circumtropical except the 90 TL 1906
Lamprogrammus exutus Legless cuskeel Eastern Atlantic 46.2 SL 1958
Lamprogrammus fragilis Indian Ocean 57 SL 1892
Lamprogrammus niger Circumtropical, sometimes 61 SL 1891
Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi Scaleline cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 193 SL 1993
Lepophidium aporrhox Dusky cusk eel Western Central Atlantic 18.9 SL 1961
Lepophidium brevibarbe Shortbeard cusk-eel Western Atlantic 27.3 SL 1829
Lepophidium collettei Brazilian cusk-eel Western Atlantic 16.4 SL 2012
Lepophidium crossotum Whitespot cusk-eel Western Atlantic 16.8 SL 2012
Lepophidium cultratum Blackear cusk-eel Western Atlantic 30.8 SL 2012
Lepophidium entomelan Blackthroat cusk-eel Western Atlantic 25.6 SL 2012
Lepophidium gilmorei Pepperfin cusk-eel Western Atlantic 17.2 SL 2012
Lepophidium hubbsi Panamic cusk-eel Pacific Coast of northern 21.7 SL 1978
Lepophidium inca Incan cusk-eel Southeast Pacific 19.6 SL 1978
Lepophidium jeannae Mottled cusk-eel Western Atlantic 29.6 SL 1941
Lepophidium kallion Palenose cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 16.6 SL 1959
Lepophidium marmoratum Marbled cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 22.2 SL 1885
Lepophidium microlepis Silver cusk eel Eastern Pacific 41.5 TL 1890
Lepophidium negropinna Specklefin cusk eel Eastern Pacific 52.7 SL 1949
Lepophidium pardale Leopard cusk eel Eastern Pacific 24.8 SL 1890
Lepophidium pheromystax Blackedge cusk-eel Western Atlantic 27 SL 1960
Lepophidium profundorum Blackrim cusk-eel Western Atlantic 27 TL 1863
Lepophidium prorates Prowspine cusk eel Eastern Pacific 29.5 SL 1890
Lepophidium robustum Robust cusk-eel Western Atlantic 23 SL 2012
Lepophidium staurophor Barred cusk-eel Western Atlantic 27.3 SL 1959
Lepophidium stigmatistium Mexican cusk-eel Eastern Pacific 24.6 SL 1890
Lepophidium wileyi Fringed cusk-eel Western Atlanic Ocean 20.9 SL 2012
Lepophidium zophochir Sooty cusk-eel Western Atlantic 24.3 SL 2012
Leptobrotula breviventralis Indo-Pacific 32 SL 1986
Leucicorus atlanticus Western Atlantic. 1975
Leucicorus lusciosus Eastern Pacific. 1899
Luciobrotula bartschi Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1913
Luciobrotula brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 27.5 SL 2009
Luciobrotula coheni Eastern Pacific 45.5 SL 2009
Luciobrotula corethromycter Atlantic Ocean 61 TL 1964
Luciobrotula lineata Eastern Central Pacific 26.7 SL 1954
Luciobrotula nolfi Eastern Central Atlantic 19.7 SL 1981
Mastigopterus imperator Indo-West Pacific 53.5 SL 1913
Monomitopus agassizii Western Central Atlantic 20.3 SL 1896
Monomitopus americanus Southwest Atlantic. 1971
Monomitopus conjugator Indian Ocean 1896
Monomitopus garmani Western Central Pacific 19.2 SL 1913
Monomitopus kumae Northwest Pacific 48 SL 1925
Monomitopus longiceps Western Pacific 1913
Monomitopus magnus Western Atlantic 53.5 SL 1985
Monomitopus malispinosus Eastern Central Pacific. 1899
Monomitopus metriostoma Eastern Atlantic 23.5 SL 1888
Monomitopus microlepis Western Central Pacific 1913
Monomitopus nigripinnis Indian Ocean 35 TL 1889
Monomitopus pallidus Western Pacific 20.7 SL 1913
Monomitopus torvus Eastern Pacific 22.6 SL 1899
Monomitopus vitiazi Spearcheek cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 1971
Neobythites alcocki Eastern Indian Ocean 2002
Neobythites analis Black-edged cusk-eel Western Indian Ocean 20.3 SL 1927
Neobythites andamanensis Eastern Indian Ocean 2002
Neobythites australiensis Australian cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 16.7 SL 2002
Neobythites bimaculatus Twospot cusk Western Central Pacific 17 SL 1997
Neobythites bimarginatus Western Central Pacific 11 SL 1979
Neobythites braziliensis Southwest Atlantic 14.6 SL 1999
Neobythites crosnieri Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites elongatus Western Atlantic 13.7 SL 1994
Neobythites fasciatus Western Pacific 16.1 SL 1913
Neobythites fijiensis Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites franzi Franz's cusk Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites gilli Twospot brotula Western Atlantic 14.9 SL 1885
Neobythites javaensis Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites kenyaensis Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites longipes Longray cusk Western Pacific 10 SL 1913
Neobythites longispinis Northwest Pacific 2002
Neobythites longiventralis Western Central Pacific 13.7 SL 1997
Neobythites machidai Northwest Pacific 9.4 SL 2012
Neobythites macrocelli Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites macrops Spotfin cusk Indo-West Pacific 21.6 SL 1887
Neobythites malayanus Western Central Pacific 17.5 SL 1913
Neobythites malhaensis Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites marginatus Stripefin brotula Western Atlantic 21.6 SL 1886
Neobythites marianaensis Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites marquesaensis Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites meteori Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites monocellatus Western Atlantic 15.4 SL 1999
Neobythites multidigitatus Western Atlantic 7.9 SL 1999
Neobythites multiocellatus Neobythites multiocell 14.3 SL 2009
Neobythites multistriatus Western Indian Ocean 1991
Neobythites musorstomi Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites natalensis Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites neocaledoniensis Western Pacific 24.5 SL 1997
Neobythites nigriventris Blackbelly cusk Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites ocellatus Western Atlantic 16.2 SL 1887
Neobythites pallidus Pale cusk Western Central Pacific 14.3 SL 1997
Neobythites purus Pure cusk Western Central Pacific 1913
Neobythites sereti Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites sinensis Northwest Pacific 2002
Neobythites sivicola Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1901
Neobythites soelae Soela cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 2002
Neobythites somaliaensis Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites steatiticus Barred cusk eel Indian Ocean 40.5 TL 1894
Neobythites stefanovi Dark fin cusk eel Western Indian Ocean 16.3 TL 1993
Neobythites stelliferoides Thread brotula Eastern Central Pacific 1890
Neobythites stigmosus Northwest Pacific 18 SL 1984
Neobythites trifilis Indian Ocean 1979
Neobythites unicolor Western Atlantic 12.6 SL 1994
Neobythites unimaculatus Onespot cusk Western Pacific 23.2 SL 1913
Neobythites vityazi Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites zonatus Western Pacific 17.4 SL 1997
Neobythitoides serratus Northwest Pacific 12 SL 2006
Ophidion antipholus Longnose cusk-eel Western Atlantic. USA (fr 21 SL 2003
Ophidion asiro Northwest Pacific. 20 SL 1902
Ophidion barbatum Snake blenny Eastern Atlantic 25.4 TL 1758
Ophidion dromio Shorthead cusk-eel Western Atlantic 14.6 SL 2003
Ophidion exul Exile cusk eel Eastern Pacific 9.6 TL 1991
Ophidion fulvum Earspot cusk eel Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1949
Ophidion galeoides Striped cusk eel Eastern Central Pacific 21.5 SL 1890
Ophidion genyopus Ravenous cusk Southwest Pacific 1897
Ophidion grayi Blotched cusk-eel Western Atlantic 30 TL 1948
Ophidion guianense Guianan cusk-eel Western Atlantic 11.7 SL 2003
Ophidion holbrookii Band cusk-eel Western Atlantic 30 TL 1874
Ophidion imitator Mimic cusk-eel Eastern Central Pacific 19.1 SL 1997
Ophidion iris Rainbow cusk eel Eastern Central Pacific 25 SL 1936
Ophidion josephi Western Central Atlantic 25 TL 1858
Ophidion lagochila Harelip cusk Western Central Atlantic 6.9 SL 1959
Ophidion lozanoi Eastern Atlantic 13.8 SL 1990
Ophidion marginatum Striped cusk-eel Western Atlantic 25 TL 1842
Ophidion metoecus Southeast Pacific 11.3 TL 1991
Ophidion muraenolepis Blackedge cusk Pacific Ocean 15.5 SL 1880
Ophidion nocomis Letter opener Western Central Atlantic 8.7 SL 1959
Ophidion puck Pallid cusk-eel Western Atlantic 13.8 SL 2003
Ophidion robinsi Colonial cusk-eel Northwest Atlantic 1992
Ophidion rochei Mediterranean Sea 29.3 TL 1845
Ophidion saldanhai Eastern Central Atlantic 14.9 SL 1999
Ophidion scrippsae Basketweave cusk-eel Eastern Pacific 28 TL 1916
Ophidion selenops Mooneye cusk-eel Western Atlantic 10 TL 1959
Ophidion smithi Indian Ocean 14 TL 1934
Otophidium chickcharney Ghost cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 10.2 SL 1959
Otophidium dormitator Sleeper cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 7.5 TL 1959
Otophidium indefatigabile Bighead cusk eel Eastern Pacific 11.7 SL 1890
Otophidium omostigma Polka-dot cusk-eel Western Atlantic 12.9 SL 1882
Parophidion schmidti Dusky cusk-eel Western Atlantic 10 TL 1951
Parophidion vassali Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1810
Penopus japonicus Northwest Pacific 22.9 SL 2011
Penopus microphthalmus Western Atlantic 35 TL 1888
Petrotyx hopkinsi Velvetnose brotula Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1903
Petrotyx sanguineus Redfin brotula Western Atlantic 13 TL 1928
Porogadus abyssalis Atlantic Ocean 20.9 SL 1957
Porogadus atripectus Eastern Central Pacific 1899
Porogadus catena Western Atlantic 21.5 1885
Porogadus gracilis Cavernous assfish Western Central Pacific 1878
Porogadus guentheri Northwest Pacific 21 SL 1902
Porogadus longiceps Eastern Pacific. 1899
Porogadus melampeplus Western Indian Ocean. 21 SL 1896
Porogadus melanocephalus Eastern Indian Ocean 1891
Porogadus miles Slender cuskeel Cosmopolitan. 30 TL 1885
Porogadus nudus Eastern Atlantic. 19.8 SL 1888
Porogadus silus Western Atlantic 1984
Porogadus subarmatus Eastern Atlantic 20.4 SL 1888
Porogadus trichiurus Western Indian Ocean 64 TL 1890
Pycnocraspedum armatum Eastern Central Pacific 1954
Pycnocraspedum fulvum Northwest Pacific 34 SL 1984
Pycnocraspedum microlepis Northwest Pacific 34 SL 1943
Pycnocraspedum phyllosoma Western Central Atlantic 1933
Pycnocraspedum squamipinne Pelagic cusk Indo-West Pacific 13 SL 1889
Raneya brasiliensis Banded cusk eel Southwest Atlantic 31 TL 1856
Selachophidium guentheri Barbed brotula Southeast Atlantic and We 30 TL 1903
Sirembo imberbis Golden cusk Western Pacific 20 SL 1846
Sirembo jerdoni Brown-banded cusk-eel Indo-West Pacific 12.5 SL 1888
Sirembo metachroma Chameleon cusk Indo-Pacific 1986



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