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Family: Bovichtidae Thornfishes



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Max. Length 28 cm TL

 
Bovichtus angustifrons
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Southwest Atlantic

Bovichtus argentinus MacDonagh, 1931

Photo by Photo by Delpiani, M.S.
 
Bovichtus argentinus
[]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Bovichtus chilensis Regan, 1913

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Bovichtus chilensis
[]



Southeast Atlantic

Bovichtus diacanthus (Carmichael, 1819)

Photo by Photo by Scott, S.
 
Bovichtus diacanthus
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Bovichtus oculus
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Bovichtus psychrolutes
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Bovichtus variegatus
[Thornfish]
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Bovichtus veneris
[]



Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Cottoperca gobio (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Photo by Lloris, D.
 
Cottoperca gobio
[Channel bull blenny]



Southern Ocean.

Cottoperca trigloides (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Rodriguez, M.
 
Cottoperca trigloides
[]
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Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Halaphritis platycephala
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11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bovichtus angustifrons Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1913
Bovichtus argentinus Southwest Atlantic 1931
Bovichtus chilensis Southeast Pacific 9.4 SL 1913
Bovichtus diacanthus Southeast Atlantic 1819
Bovichtus oculus Southwest Pacific 1989
Bovichtus psychrolutes Southwest Pacific 1860
Bovichtus variegatus Thornfish Southwest Pacific 1846
Bovichtus veneris Western Indian Ocean 1879
Cottoperca gobio Channel bull blenny Southeast Pacific and Sou 80 TL 1861
Cottoperca trigloides Southern Ocean. 1801
Halaphritis platycephala Eastern Indian Ocean 16.8 SL 2002



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