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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Stomiidae Barbeled dragonfishes
Subfamily: Melanostomiinae
Genus: Bathophilus

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Bathophilus abarbatus
[Barbless dragonfish]
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Bathophilus altipinnis
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South Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Bathophilus ater (Brauer, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Bathophilus ater
[Winged dragonfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Bathophilus brevis Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Bathophilus brevis
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Bathophilus digitatus (Welsh, 1923)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Bathophilus digitatus
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Southwest Pacific

Bathophilus filifer (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Beltrán-León, B.S./Raul Ríos Herrera
 
Bathophilus filifer
[Sparing]
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Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Bathophilus flemingi
[Highfin dragonfish]
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Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Bathophilus indicus
[]
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Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Bathophilus irregularis
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Bathophilus kingi
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Bathophilus longipinnis (Pappenheim, 1912)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Bathophilus longipinnis
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Bathophilus nigerrimus Giglioli, 1882

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Bathophilus nigerrimus
[Scaleless dragonfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Bathophilus pawneei Parr, 1927

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Bathophilus pawneei
[Pawnee dragonfish]
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Max. Length 5 cm

 
Bathophilus proximus
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Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Bathophilus schizochirus
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Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Bathophilus vaillanti
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16 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathophilus abarbatus Barbless dragonfish Southwest and Southeast P 1968
Bathophilus altipinnis Northwest Atlantic 1933
Bathophilus ater Winged dragonfish South Atlantic 15 SL 1902
Bathophilus brevis Eastern Atlantic 5.5 SL 1930
Bathophilus digitatus Eastern Atlantic 17 TL 1923
Bathophilus filifer Sparing Southwest Pacific 1899
Bathophilus flemingi Highfin dragonfish Eastern Pacific 16 TL 1958
Bathophilus indicus Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1902
Bathophilus irregularis South Atlantic 12.5 SL 1930
Bathophilus kingi Western Central Pacific 1968
Bathophilus longipinnis Eastern Atlantic 10.9 SL 1912
Bathophilus nigerrimus Scaleless dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 12.2 SL 1882
Bathophilus pawneei Pawnee dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 12.2 SL 1927
Bathophilus proximus Northwest Atlantic 5 1930
Bathophilus schizochirus Eastern Atlantic 10.3 SL 1930
Bathophilus vaillanti Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1911



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