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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Trichiuridae Cutlassfishes
Subfamily: Aphanopodinae
Genus: Benthodesmus

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Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Benthodesmus elongatus
[Elongate frostfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Benthodesmus macrophthalmus Parin & Becker, 1970

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Benthodesmus macrophthalmus
[Bigeye frostfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Benthodesmus neglectus Parin, 1976

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Benthodesmus neglectus
[Neglected frostfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Benthodesmus oligoradiatus Parin & Becker, 1970

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Benthodesmus oligoradiatus
[Sparse-rayed frostfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 112 cm SL
Benthodesmus pacificus Parin & Becker, 1970

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Benthodesmus pacificus
[North-Pacific frostfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Benthodesmus papua Parin, 1978

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Benthodesmus papua
[Papuan frostfish]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm SL
Benthodesmus simonyi (Steindachner, 1891)

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Benthodesmus simonyi
[Simony's frostfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Benthodesmus suluensis Parin, 1976

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Benthodesmus suluensis
[Philippine frostfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm SL
Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther, 1877)

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Benthodesmus tenuis
[Slender frostfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm SL
Benthodesmus tuckeri Parin & Becker, 1970

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Benthodesmus tuckeri
[Tucker's frostfish]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 77 cm SL
Benthodesmus vityazi Parin & Becker, 1970

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Benthodesmus vityazi
[Vityaz' frostfish]



11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Benthodesmus elongatus Elongate frostfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 100 TL 1879
Benthodesmus macrophthalmus Bigeye frostfish Indo-Pacific 50 SL 1970
Benthodesmus neglectus Neglected frostfish Western Central Pacific 23 SL 1976
Benthodesmus oligoradiatus Sparse-rayed frostfish Indian Ocean 51 SL 1970
Benthodesmus pacificus North-Pacific frostfish North Pacific 112 SL 1970
Benthodesmus papua Papuan frostfish Western Central Pacific 24 SL 1978
Benthodesmus simonyi Simony's frostfish North Atlantic 130 SL 1891
Benthodesmus suluensis Philippine frostfish Western Central Pacific 18 SL 1976
Benthodesmus tenuis Slender frostfish Western Atlantic 230 SL 1877
Benthodesmus tuckeri Tucker's frostfish Indo-West Pacific 77 SL 1970
Benthodesmus vityazi Vityaz' frostfish Indo-Pacific. 77 SL 1970



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