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Family: Caulophrynidae Fanfins

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Eastern Pacific

Caulophryne bacescui

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Max. Length 20 cm TL
Caulophryne jordani Goode & Bean, 1896

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Caulophryne jordani
[Fanfin angler]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Max. Length 15 cm SL
Caulophryne pelagica (Brauer, 1902)

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Caulophryne pelagica

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14.2 cm
Caulophryne polynema Regan, 1930

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Caulophryne polynema
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Western Central Pacific.

Robia legula

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Caulophryne bacescui Eastern Pacific 1982
Caulophryne jordani Fanfin angler Circumglobal. 20 TL 1896
Caulophryne pelagica Circumglobal. 15 SL 1902
Caulophryne polynema Eastern Atlantic 14.2 1930
Robia legula Western Central Pacific. 1979

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