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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Lotidae Hakes and burbots

Genus: Gaidropsarus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gaidropsarus argentatus Arctic rockling North Atlantic 35 SL 1837
Gaidropsarus biscayensis Mediterranean bigeye rockling Eastern Central Atlantic 40 TL 1890
Gaidropsarus capensis Cape rockling Southeast Atlantic 20 TL 1858
Gaidropsarus ensis Threadfin rockling Northwest Atlantic 40 TL 1837
Gaidropsarus granti Azores rockling Eastern Atlantic 36 SL 1903
Gaidropsarus guttatus Spotted rockling Eastern Atlantic 32.6 TL 1890
Gaidropsarus insularum Comb rockling Southeast Atlantic 34 TL 1945
Gaidropsarus macrophthalmus Bigeye rockling Northeast Atlantic 25 TL 1867
Gaidropsarus mediterraneus Shore rockling Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1758
Gaidropsarus novaezealandiae New Zealand ling Southwest Pacific 24.5 SL 1874
Gaidropsarus pakhorukovi Pakhorukov rockling Southwest Atlantic 30 TL 1995
Gaidropsarus parini Parin rockling Southeast Pacific and pos 1986
Gaidropsarus vulgaris Three-bearded rockling Northeast Atlantic 60 TL 1824



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