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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Bythitidae Viviparous brotulas
Subfamily: Brosmophycinae
Genus: Diancistrus

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Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Diancistrus alatus Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus alatus
[Winged coralbrotula]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diancistrus alleni Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diancistrus alleni
[Allen's coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Diancistrus altidorsalis Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus altidorsalis
[Humpbacked coralbrotula]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Diancistrus atollorum Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus atollorum
[Atoll coralbrotula]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 14.9 cm TL
Diancistrus beateae Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus beateae
[Beate's coralbrotula]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Diancistrus brevirostris Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus brevirostris
[Shortnosed coralbrotula]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Diancistrus eremitus Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus eremitus
[Lonely coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diancistrus erythraeus (Fowler, 1946)

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus erythraeus
[Red viviparous brotula]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Diancistrus fijiensis Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus fijiensis
[Fiji coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diancistrus fuscus (Fowler, 1946)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diancistrus fuscus
[Dusky brotulid]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Diancistrus jackrandalli Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus jackrandalli
[Randall's coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Diancistrus jeffjohnsoni Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus jeffjohnsoni
[Johnson's coralbrotula]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Diancistrus karinae Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus karinae
[Karin's coralbrotula]



Southeastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Diancistrus katrineae Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus katrineae
[Katrine's coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Diancistrus leisi Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus leisi
[Leis' coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Diancistrus longifilis Ogilby, 1899

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Diancistrus longifilis
[Twinhook cusk]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diancistrus machidai Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus machidai
[Machida's coralbrotula]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Diancistrus manciporus Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus manciporus
[Few-pored coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diancistrus mcgroutheri Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus mcgroutheri
[Mcgrouther's coralbrotula]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Diancistrus mennei Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus mennei
[Menne's coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Diancistrus niger Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus niger
[Dark coralbrotula]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Diancistrus novaeguineae (Machida, 1996)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diancistrus novaeguineae
[New guinea viviparous brotula]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Diancistrus pohnpeiensis Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus pohnpeiensis
[Pohnpei coralbrotula]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Diancistrus robustus Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus robustus
[Robust coralbrotula]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Diancistrus springeri Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diancistrus springeri
[Springer's coralbrotula]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Diancistrus tongaensis Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus tongaensis
[Tonga coralbrotula]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Diancistrus typhlops Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Hadiaty, 2009

Photo by Photo by Hadiaty, R.K.
 
Diancistrus typhlops
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Diancistrus vietnamensis Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus vietnamensis
[Vietnam coralbrotula]



28 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Diancistrus alatus Winged coralbrotula Central Pacific 3.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus alleni Allen's coralbrotula Indo-West Pacific 7 SL 2005
Diancistrus altidorsalis Humpbacked coralbrotula Western Pacific 10.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus atollorum Atoll coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 5.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus beateae Beate's coralbrotula Pacific Ocean 14.9 TL 2005
Diancistrus brevirostris Shortnosed coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 5.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus eremitus Lonely coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 8.3 SL 2005
Diancistrus erythraeus Red viviparous brotula Western Pacific 7 SL 1946
Diancistrus fijiensis Fiji coralbrotula Central Pacific 4.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus fuscus Dusky brotulid Western Pacific 7 SL 1946
Diancistrus jackrandalli Randall's coralbrotula Northwest Pacific 7.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus jeffjohnsoni Johnson's coralbrotula Western Pacific 7.9 SL 2005
Diancistrus karinae Karin's coralbrotula Western Central Pacific 8.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus katrineae Katrine's coralbrotula Southeastern Pacific 10.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus leisi Leis' coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.6 SL 2005
Diancistrus longifilis Twinhook cusk Western Pacific 7.6 SL 1899
Diancistrus machidai Machida's coralbrotula Western Pacific 6 SL 2005
Diancistrus manciporus Few-pored coralbrotula Central Pacific 6.7 SL 2005
Diancistrus mcgroutheri Mcgrouther's coralbrotula Western Pacific 6 SL 2005
Diancistrus mennei Menne's coralbrotula Central Pacific 7.6 SL 2005
Diancistrus niger Dark coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.5 SL 2005
Diancistrus novaeguineae New guinea viviparous brotula Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL 1996
Diancistrus pohnpeiensis Pohnpei coralbrotula Central Pacific 8.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus robustus Robust coralbrotula Central Pacific 5.2 SL 2005
Diancistrus springeri Springer's coralbrotula Western Pacific 4.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus tongaensis Tonga coralbrotula Central Pacific 5.8 SL 2005
Diancistrus typhlops Asia 8 SL 2009
Diancistrus vietnamensis Vietnam coralbrotula Western Pacific 7.2 SL 2005



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