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Photo by FAO

In deep waters of tropic
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Abyssobrotula galatheae Nielsen, 1977

Photo by FAO
 
Abyssobrotula galatheae
[]

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.

In deep waters off tropic
Max. Length 37.5 cm SL
Acanthonus armatus Günther, 1878

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.
 
Acanthonus armatus
[Bony-eared assfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Alcockia rostrata (Günther, 1887)

Photo by FAO
 
Alcockia rostrata
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 59.5 cm SL

 
Apagesoma australis
[]
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 56.3 cm SL

 
Apagesoma delosommatus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 75.2 cm SL
Apagesoma edentatum Carter, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Apagesoma edentatum
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic. Spec
Max. Length 62.5 cm SL

 
Barathrites iris
[]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Atlantic.
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL
Barathrites parri Nybelin, 1957

Photo by FAO
 
Barathrites parri
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Barathrodemus manatinus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific

Barathrodemus nasutus Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by FAO
 
Barathrodemus nasutus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-West Pacific (betwee
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Bassogigas gillii Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by SFSA
 
Bassogigas gillii
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 50.5 cm SL

 
Bassogigas walkeri
[Walker’s cusk eel]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm SL
Bassozetus compressus (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Bassozetus compressus
[Abyssal assfish]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean (Ref. 34024)
Max. Length 48 cm SL
Bassozetus elongatus Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by FAO
 
Bassozetus elongatus
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 55.5 cm SL

 
Bassozetus galatheae
[Galathea assfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 66.3 cm SL
Bassozetus glutinosus (Alcock, 1890)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Bassozetus glutinosus
[Glutin assfish]
No picture found
Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 80.5 cm SL

 
Bassozetus levistomatus
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 44.7 cm SL

 
Bassozetus multispinis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 28.2 cm SL

 
Bassozetus nasus
[]
No picture found
Atlantic.
Max. Length 27.6 cm SL

 
Bassozetus normalis
[]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Bassozetus oncerocephalus (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Bassozetus oncerocephalus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal
Max. Length 64 cm SL
Bassozetus robustus Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by SFSA
 
Bassozetus robustus
[Robust assfish]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Western and Eastern (sout
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Bassozetus taenia (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Bassozetus taenia
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 37.5 cm SL

 
Bassozetus werneri
[]
No picture found
North Pacific.
Max. Length 26.3 cm SL

 
Bassozetus zenkevitchi
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 51.8 cm SL
Bathyonus caudalis (Garman, 1899)

Photo by FAO
 
Bathyonus caudalis
[]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Atlantic Ocean.
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Bathyonus laticeps (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Bathyonus laticeps
[]
No picture found
West Central Atlantic, Ea

 
Bathyonus pectoralis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Benthocometes australiensis
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Benthocometes robustus (Goode & Bean, 1886)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Benthocometes robustus
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 94 cm TL
Brotula barbata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Brotula barbata
[Bearded brotula]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Brotula clarkae Hubbs, 1944

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Brotula clarkae
[Pacific bearded brotula]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Brotula flaviviridis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Brotula multibarbata Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Brotula multibarbata
[Goatsbeard brotula]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Brotula ordwayi Hildebrand & Barton, 1949

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Brotula ordwayi
[Ordway's brotula]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Brotula townsendi Fowler, 1900

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Brotula townsendi
[Townsend's cusk eel]

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Brotulotaenia brevicauda Cohen, 1974

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Brotulotaenia brevicauda
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 86 cm SL
Brotulotaenia crassa Parr, 1934

Photo by SFSA
 
Brotulotaenia crassa
[Violet cuskeel]
No picture found
Indian and Pacific.

 
Brotulotaenia nielseni
[]

Photo by FAO

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Brotulotaenia nigra Parr, 1933

Photo by FAO
 
Brotulotaenia nigra
[Dark cusk]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Cherublemma emmelas (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cherublemma emmelas
[Black brotula]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 40.4 cm TL
Chilara taylori (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Chilara taylori
[Spotted cusk-eel]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Dannevigia tusca Whitley, 1941

Photo by CSIRO
 
Dannevigia tusca
[Tusk]

Photo by Kamikawa, D.J.

Eastern Pacific.
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Dicrolene filamentosa Garman, 1899

Photo by Kamikawa, D.J.
 
Dicrolene filamentosa
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.

 
Dicrolene gregoryi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41.6 cm SL

 
Dicrolene hubrechti
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Dicrolene introniger Goode & Bean, 1883

Photo by JAMARC
 
Dicrolene introniger
[Digitate cusk eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 27.3 cm SL

 
Dicrolene kanazawai
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm SL

 
Dicrolene longimana
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 18.4 cm SL

 
Dicrolene mesogramma
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Dicrolene multifilis (Alcock, 1889)

Photo by SFSA
 
Dicrolene multifilis
[Slender brotula]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40.3 cm TL

 
Dicrolene nigra
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.

 
Dicrolene nigricaudis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16.6 cm SL
Dicrolene pallidus Hureau & Nielsen, 1981

Photo by SFSA
 
Dicrolene pallidus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.

 
Dicrolene pullata
[]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 57.7 cm SL
Dicrolene quinquarius (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Dicrolene quinquarius
[]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Dicrolene tristis Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Dicrolene tristis
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.

 
Dicrolene vaillanti
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Enchelybrotula gomoni Cohen, 1982

Photo by FAO
 
Enchelybrotula gomoni
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific

 
Enchelybrotula paucidens
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Epetriodus freddyi Cohen & Nielsen, 1978

Photo by SFSA
 
Epetriodus freddyi
[Needletooth cusk]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Eretmichthys pinnatus Garman, 1899

Photo by FAO
 
Eretmichthys pinnatus
[]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Genypterus blacodes (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Genypterus blacodes
[Pink cusk-eel]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 68.8 cm SL
Genypterus brasiliensis Regan, 1903

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Genypterus brasiliensis
[]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Genypterus capensis (Smith, 1847)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Genypterus capensis
[Kingklip]

Photo by Galvez, M.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Genypterus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)

Photo by Galvez, M.E.
 
Genypterus chilensis
[Red cusk-eel]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Genypterus maculatus (Tschudi, 1846)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Genypterus maculatus
[Black cusk-eel]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm SL
Genypterus tigerinus Klunzinger, 1872

Photo by FAO
 
Genypterus tigerinus
[Rock ling]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 28.7 cm SL
Glyptophidium argenteum Alcock, 1889

Photo by FAO
 
Glyptophidium argenteum
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Glyptophidium japonicum
[Japanese cusk]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Glyptophidium longipes Norman, 1939

Photo by SFSA
 
Glyptophidium longipes
[Bigeye brotula]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Glyptophidium lucidum Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Glyptophidium lucidum
[Sculptured cusk]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Glyptophidium macropus Alcock, 1894

Photo by CSIRO
 
Glyptophidium macropus
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Glyptophidium oceanium Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Glyptophidium oceanium
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Holcomycteronus aequatoris (Smith & Radcliffe, 1913)

Photo by SFSA
 
Holcomycteronus aequatoris
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 30.7 cm SL

 
Holcomycteronus brucei
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Pacific; 1570 - 4
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Holcomycteronus digittatus Garman, 1899

Photo by SFSA
 
Holcomycteronus digittatus
[]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Atlantic, Eastern Indian
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Holcomycteronus profundissimus (Roule, 1913)

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Holcomycteronus profundissimus
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.

 
Holcomycteronus pterotus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm SL

 
Holcomycteronus squamosus
[]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18.4 cm SL
Homostolus acer Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Homostolus acer
[Filament cusk]

Photo by Senou, H.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Hoplobrotula armata (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Senou, H.
 
Hoplobrotula armata
[Armoured cusk]

Photo by Senou, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 55.8 cm SL
Hoplobrotula badia Machida, 1990

Photo by Senou, H.
 
Hoplobrotula badia
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Hoplobrotula gnathopus (Regan, 1921)

Photo by SFSA
 
Hoplobrotula gnathopus
[False kinglip]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm SL
Hypopleuron caninum Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Hypopleuron caninum
[Whiptail cusk]

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.

Circumtropical except the
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Lamprogrammus brunswigi (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Lamprogrammus brunswigi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 46.2 cm SL
Lamprogrammus exutus Nybelin & Poll, 1958

Photo by SFSA
 
Lamprogrammus exutus
[Legless cuskeel]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 57 cm SL

 
Lamprogrammus fragilis
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Circumtropical, sometimes
Max. Length 61 cm SL
Lamprogrammus niger Alcock, 1891

Photo by JAMARC
 
Lamprogrammus niger
[]

Photo by MNHN

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 193 cm SL
Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi Cohen & Rohr, 1993

Photo by MNHN
 
Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi
[Scaleline cusk]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 18.9 cm SL
Lepophidium aporrhox Robins, 1961

Photo by FAO
 
Lepophidium aporrhox
[Dusky cusk eel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27.3 cm SL
Lepophidium brevibarbe (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Lepophidium brevibarbe
[Shortbeard cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Lepophidium collettei
[Brazilian cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Lepophidium crossotum
[Whitespot cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30.8 cm SL

 
Lepophidium cultratum
[Blackear cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25.6 cm SL

 
Lepophidium entomelan
[Blackthroat cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Lepophidium gilmorei
[Pepperfin cusk-eel]
No picture found
Pacific Coast of northern
Max. Length 21.7 cm SL

 
Lepophidium hubbsi
[Panamic cusk-eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 19.6 cm SL

 
Lepophidium inca
[Incan cusk-eel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 29.6 cm SL
Lepophidium jeannae Fowler, 1941

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Lepophidium jeannae
[Mottled cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 16.6 cm SL

 
Lepophidium kallion
[Palenose cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 22.2 cm SL

 
Lepophidium marmoratum
[Marbled cusk-eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 41.5 cm TL
Lepophidium microlepis (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Lepophidium microlepis
[Silver cusk eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 52.7 cm SL
Lepophidium negropinna Hildebrand & Barton, 1949

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Lepophidium negropinna
[Specklefin cusk eel]

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 24.8 cm SL
Lepophidium pardale (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Lepophidium pardale
[Leopard cusk eel]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Lepophidium pheromystax Robins, 1960

Photo by JAMARC
 
Lepophidium pheromystax
[Blackedge cusk-eel]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Lepophidium profundorum (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Lepophidium profundorum
[Blackrim cusk-eel]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 29.5 cm SL
Lepophidium prorates (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lepophidium prorates
[Prowspine cusk eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Lepophidium robustum
[Robust cusk-eel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27.3 cm SL
Lepophidium staurophor Robins, 1959

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Lepophidium staurophor
[Barred cusk-eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 24.6 cm SL
Lepophidium stigmatistium (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by FAO
 
Lepophidium stigmatistium
[Mexican cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Atlanic Ocean
Max. Length 20.9 cm SL

 
Lepophidium wileyi
[Fringed cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 24.3 cm SL

 
Lepophidium zophochir
[Sooty cusk-eel]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Leptobrotula breviventralis Nielsen, 1986

Photo by FAO
 
Leptobrotula breviventralis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic.

Leucicorus atlanticus Nielsen, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Leucicorus atlanticus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.

 
Leucicorus lusciosus
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Luciobrotula bartschi Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by FAO
 
Luciobrotula bartschi
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL

 
Luciobrotula brasiliensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 45.5 cm SL

 
Luciobrotula coheni
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Luciobrotula corethromycter Cohen, 1964

Photo by JAMARC
 
Luciobrotula corethromycter
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 26.7 cm SL

 
Luciobrotula lineata
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Luciobrotula nolfi
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 53.5 cm SL
Mastigopterus imperator Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by FAO
 
Mastigopterus imperator
[]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Monomitopus agassizii (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Monomitopus agassizii
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic.

Monomitopus americanus (Nielsen, 1971)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Monomitopus americanus
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Monomitopus conjugator
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Monomitopus garmani
[]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm SL
Monomitopus kumae Jordan & Hubbs, 1925

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Monomitopus kumae
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Monomitopus longiceps
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 53.5 cm SL

 
Monomitopus magnus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific.

 
Monomitopus malispinosus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL

 
Monomitopus metriostoma
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific

Monomitopus microlepis Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by FAO
 
Monomitopus microlepis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Monomitopus nigripinnis (Alcock, 1889)

Photo by SFSA
 
Monomitopus nigripinnis
[]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20.7 cm SL
Monomitopus pallidus Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Monomitopus pallidus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 22.6 cm SL

 
Monomitopus torvus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean

Monomitopus vitiazi (Nielsen, 1971)

Photo by FAO
 
Monomitopus vitiazi
[Spearcheek cusk]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites alcocki
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Neobythites analis Barnard, 1927

Photo by SFSA
 
Neobythites analis
[Black-edged cusk-eel]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites andamanensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Neobythites australiensis
[Australian cusk]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Neobythites bimaculatus
[Twospot cusk]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Neobythites bimarginatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Neobythites braziliensis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites crosnieri
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Neobythites elongatus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Neobythites fasciatus Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Neobythites fasciatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neobythites fijiensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neobythites franzi
[Franz's cusk]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL
Neobythites gilli Goode & Bean, 1885

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Neobythites gilli
[Twospot brotula]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neobythites javaensis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites kenyaensis
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Neobythites longipes Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by CSIRO
 
Neobythites longipes
[Longray cusk]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Neobythites longispinis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Neobythites longiventralis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Neobythites machidai
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Neobythites macrocelli
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL

 
Neobythites macrops
[Spotfin cusk]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL
Neobythites malayanus Weber, 1913

Photo by CSIRO
 
Neobythites malayanus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites malhaensis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL

 
Neobythites marginatus
[Stripefin brotula]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neobythites marianaensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Neobythites marquesaensis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites meteori
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL

 
Neobythites monocellatus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Neobythites multidigitatus
[]
No picture found
Neobythites multiocell
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Neobythites multiocellatus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean

Neobythites multistriatus Nielsen & Quéro, 1991

Photo by FAO
 
Neobythites multistriatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neobythites musorstomi
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites natalensis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Neobythites neocaledoniensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neobythites nigriventris
[Blackbelly cusk]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL

 
Neobythites ocellatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Neobythites pallidus
[Pale cusk]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neobythites purus
[Pure cusk]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neobythites sereti
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Neobythites sinensis
[]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Neobythites sivicola (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Neobythites sivicola
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites soelae
[Soela cusk]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites somaliaensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40.5 cm TL
Neobythites steatiticus Alcock, 1894

Photo by FAO
 
Neobythites steatiticus
[Barred cusk eel]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.3 cm TL
Neobythites stefanovi Nielsen & Uiblein, 1993

Photo by FAO
 
Neobythites stefanovi
[Dark fin cusk eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific

Neobythites stelliferoides Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Neobythites stelliferoides
[Thread brotula]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Neobythites stigmosus Machida, 1984

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Neobythites stigmosus
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites trifilis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Neobythites unicolor
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 23.2 cm SL
Neobythites unimaculatus Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Neobythites unimaculatus
[Onespot cusk]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Neobythites vityazi
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 17.4 cm SL

 
Neobythites zonatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Neobythitoides serratus
[]

Photo by Marotta, D.

Western Atlantic. USA (fr
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Ophidion antipholus Lea & Robins, 2003

Photo by Marotta, D.
 
Ophidion antipholus
[Longnose cusk-eel]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Ophidion asiro (Jordan & Fowler, 1902)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ophidion asiro
[]

Photo by Luquet, D.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25.4 cm TL
Ophidion barbatum Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Ophidion barbatum
[Snake blenny]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Ophidion dromio
[Shorthead cusk-eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Ophidion exul Robins, 1991

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ophidion exul
[Exile cusk eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Ophidion fulvum (Hildebrand & Barton, 1949)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophidion fulvum
[Earspot cusk eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Ophidion galeoides (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by FAO
 
Ophidion galeoides
[Striped cusk eel]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Ophidion genyopus
[Ravenous cusk]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ophidion grayi (Fowler, 1948)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Ophidion grayi
[Blotched cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Ophidion guianense
[Guianan cusk-eel]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ophidion holbrookii Putnam, 1874

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ophidion holbrookii
[Band cusk-eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.1 cm SL
Ophidion imitator Lea, 1997

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophidion imitator
[Mimic cusk-eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Ophidion iris Breder, 1936

Photo by FAO
 
Ophidion iris
[Rainbow cusk eel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ophidion josephi Girard, 1858

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ophidion josephi
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Ophidion lagochila
[Harelip cusk]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Ophidion lozanoi
[]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ophidion marginatum DeKay, 1842

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Ophidion marginatum
[Striped cusk-eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 11.3 cm TL

 
Ophidion metoecus
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Ophidion muraenolepis Günther, 1880

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ophidion muraenolepis
[Blackedge cusk]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Ophidion nocomis
[Letter opener]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Ophidion puck
[Pallid cusk-eel]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic

 
Ophidion robinsi
[Colonial cusk-eel]

Photo by FAO

Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 29.3 cm TL
Ophidion rochei Müller, 1845

Photo by FAO
 
Ophidion rochei
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15.0 cm SL

 
Ophidion saldanhai
[]

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Ophidion scrippsae (Hubbs, 1916)

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Ophidion scrippsae
[Basketweave cusk-eel]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ophidion selenops Robins & Böhlke, 1959

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Ophidion selenops
[Mooneye cusk-eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Ophidion smithi (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ophidion smithi
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Otophidium chickcharney
[Ghost cusk-eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Otophidium dormitator
[Sleeper cusk-eel]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Otophidium indefatigabile Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Otophidium indefatigabile
[Bighead cusk eel]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL
Otophidium omostigma (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Otophidium omostigma
[Polka-dot cusk-eel]

Photo by Smith, D.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Parophidion schmidti (Woods & Kanazawa, 1951)

Photo by Smith, D.G.
 
Parophidion schmidti
[Dusky cusk-eel]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Parophidion vassali (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Parophidion vassali
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 22.9 cm SL

 
Penopus japonicus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Penopus microphthalmus (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by SFSA
 
Penopus microphthalmus
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Petrotyx hopkinsi Heller & Snodgrass, 1903

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Petrotyx hopkinsi
[Velvetnose brotula]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Petrotyx sanguineus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1928)

Photo by FAO
 
Petrotyx sanguineus
[Redfin brotula]
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 20.9 cm SL

 
Porogadus abyssalis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Porogadus atripectus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21.5 cm

 
Porogadus catena
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Porogadus gracilis
[Cavernous assfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Porogadus guentheri Jordan & Fowler, 1902

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Porogadus guentheri
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.

 
Porogadus longiceps
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 21 cm SL

 
Porogadus melampeplus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Porogadus melanocephalus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Cosmopolitan.
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Porogadus miles Goode & Bean, 1885

Photo by SFSA
 
Porogadus miles
[Slender cuskeel]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic.
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL

 
Porogadus nudus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Porogadus silus
[]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20.4 cm SL
Porogadus subarmatus Vaillant, 1888

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Porogadus subarmatus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 64 cm TL

 
Porogadus trichiurus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Pycnocraspedum armatum
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm SL

 
Pycnocraspedum fulvum
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm SL

 
Pycnocraspedum microlepis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Pycnocraspedum phyllosoma
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Pycnocraspedum squamipinne Alcock, 1889

Photo by FAO
 
Pycnocraspedum squamipinne
[Pelagic cusk]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Raneya brasiliensis (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Raneya brasiliensis
[Banded cusk eel]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Selachophidium guentheri Gilchrist, 1903

Photo by SFSA
 
Selachophidium guentheri
[Barbed brotula]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Sirembo imberbis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Sirembo imberbis
[Golden cusk]

Photo by Tanaka, H.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Sirembo jerdoni (Day, 1888)

Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Sirembo jerdoni
[Brown-banded cusk-eel]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific

 
Sirembo metachroma
[Chameleon cusk]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Abyssobrotula galatheae In deep waters of tropic 16.5 SL 1977
Acanthonus armatus Bony-eared assfish In deep waters off tropic 37.5 SL 1878
Alcockia rostrata Indo-Pacific 35 SL 1887
Apagesoma australis Southern Ocean 59.5 SL 2008
Apagesoma delosommatus Atlantic Ocean 56.3 SL 1979
Apagesoma edentatum Western Central Atlantic 75.2 SL 1983
Barathrites iris Northeast Atlantic. Spec 62.5 SL 1911
Barathrites parri Northwest Atlantic. 27.5 SL 1957
Barathrodemus manatinus Western Central Atlantic. 15.1 SL 1883
Barathrodemus nasutus Western Central Pacific 1913
Bassogigas gillii Indo-West Pacific (betwee 85 TL 1896
Bassogigas walkeri Walker’s cusk eel Western Pacific 50.5 SL 2011
Bassozetus compressus Abyssal assfish Western Central Pacific 62 SL 1878
Bassozetus elongatus Indian Ocean (Ref. 34024) 48 SL 1913
Bassozetus galatheae Galathea assfish Indo-Pacific 55.5 SL 2000
Bassozetus glutinosus Glutin assfish Indo-West Pacific 66.3 SL 1890
Bassozetus levistomatus Atlantic, Indian and Paci 80.5 SL 1989
Bassozetus multispinis Indian Ocean. 44.7 SL 1980
Bassozetus nasus Eastern Pacific 28.2 SL 1899
Bassozetus normalis Atlantic. 27.6 SL 1883
Bassozetus oncerocephalus Eastern Central Atlantic 22.1 SL 1888
Bassozetus robustus Robust assfish Circumglobal 64 SL 1913
Bassozetus taenia Western and Eastern (sout 25 TL 1887
Bassozetus werneri Western Central Pacific 37.5 SL 2000
Bassozetus zenkevitchi North Pacific. 26.3 SL 1955
Bathyonus caudalis Indo-Pacific 51.8 SL 1899
Bathyonus laticeps Atlantic Ocean. 24 SL 1878
Bathyonus pectoralis West Central Atlantic, Ea 1885
Benthocometes australiensis Eastern Indian Ocean 2010
Benthocometes robustus Eastern Atlantic 15 TL 1886
Brotula barbata Bearded brotula Western Atlantic 94 TL 1801
Brotula clarkae Pacific bearded brotula Eastern Central Pacific 115 TL 1944
Brotula flaviviridis Western Pacific 15.1 SL 2005
Brotula multibarbata Goatsbeard brotula Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1846
Brotula ordwayi Ordway's brotula Southeast Pacific 75 TL 1949
Brotula townsendi Townsend's cusk eel Pacific Ocean 75 TL 1900
Brotulotaenia brevicauda Atlantic Ocean 32 SL 1974
Brotulotaenia crassa Violet cuskeel Eastern Atlantic 86 SL 1934
Brotulotaenia nielseni Indian and Pacific. 1974
Brotulotaenia nigra Dark cusk Atlantic Ocean 30 SL 1933
Cherublemma emmelas Black brotula Eastern Pacific 25 SL 1890
Chilara taylori Spotted cusk-eel Eastern Pacific 40.4 TL 1858
Dannevigia tusca Tusk Eastern Indian Ocean 56 TL 1941
Dicrolene filamentosa Eastern Pacific. 44 TL 1899
Dicrolene gregoryi Eastern Pacific. 1926
Dicrolene hubrechti Eastern Indian Ocean 41.6 SL 1913
Dicrolene introniger Digitate cusk eel Eastern Atlantic 35 TL 1883
Dicrolene kanazawai Western Central Atlantic 27.3 SL 1958
Dicrolene longimana Indo-West Pacific 32 SL 1913
Dicrolene mesogramma Eastern Indian Ocean. 18.4 SL 1980
Dicrolene multifilis Slender brotula Indian Ocean 26 SL 1889
Dicrolene nigra Southeast Pacific 40.3 TL 1899
Dicrolene nigricaudis Indian Ocean. 1891
Dicrolene pallidus Eastern Atlantic 16.6 SL 1981
Dicrolene pullata Eastern Pacific. 1899
Dicrolene quinquarius Indo-West Pacific 57.7 SL 1887
Dicrolene tristis Western Pacific 17.5 TL 1913
Dicrolene vaillanti Indian Ocean. 1890
Enchelybrotula gomoni Western Central Atlantic 1982
Enchelybrotula paucidens Indo-Pacific 1913
Epetriodus freddyi Needletooth cusk Indo-West Pacific 21.5 SL 1978
Eretmichthys pinnatus Indian Ocean 41 SL 1899
Genypterus blacodes Pink cusk-eel Southwest Pacific 200 SL 1801
Genypterus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 68.8 SL 1903
Genypterus capensis Kingklip Eastern Atlantic 180 TL 1847
Genypterus chilensis Red cusk-eel Southeast Pacific 150 SL 1848
Genypterus maculatus Black cusk-eel Southeast Pacific 100 TL 1846
Genypterus tigerinus Rock ling Southwest Pacific 120 SL 1872
Glyptophidium argenteum Indo-West Pacific 28.7 SL 1889
Glyptophidium japonicum Japanese cusk Western Pacific 22 SL 1936
Glyptophidium longipes Bigeye brotula Western Indian Ocean 26 SL 1939
Glyptophidium lucidum Sculptured cusk Western Pacific 21.2 SL 1913
Glyptophidium macropus Indo-West Pacific 21 SL 1894
Glyptophidium oceanium Western Pacific 22 SL 1913
Holcomycteronus aequatoris Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1913
Holcomycteronus brucei Southwest Atlantic Ocean 30.7 SL 1906
Holcomycteronus digittatus Eastern Pacific; 1570 - 4 30 TL 1899
Holcomycteronus profundissimus Atlantic, Eastern Indian 30 TL 1913
Holcomycteronus pterotus Indian Ocean. 1890
Holcomycteronus squamosus Eastern Atlantic 27 SL 1916
Homostolus acer Filament cusk Western Pacific 18.4 SL 1913
Hoplobrotula armata Armoured cusk Western Pacific 70 SL 1846
Hoplobrotula badia Northwest Pacific 55.8 SL 1990
Hoplobrotula gnathopus False kinglip Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1921
Hypopleuron caninum Whiptail cusk Indo-West Pacific 57 SL 1913
Lamprogrammus brunswigi Circumtropical except the 90 TL 1906
Lamprogrammus exutus Legless cuskeel Eastern Atlantic 46.2 SL 1958
Lamprogrammus fragilis Indian Ocean 57 SL 1892
Lamprogrammus niger Circumtropical, sometimes 61 SL 1891
Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi Scaleline cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 193 SL 1993
Lepophidium aporrhox Dusky cusk eel Western Central Atlantic 18.9 SL 1961
Lepophidium brevibarbe Shortbeard cusk-eel Western Atlantic 27.3 SL 1829
Lepophidium collettei Brazilian cusk-eel Western Atlantic 16.4 SL 2012
Lepophidium crossotum Whitespot cusk-eel Western Atlantic 16.8 SL 2012
Lepophidium cultratum Blackear cusk-eel Western Atlantic 30.8 SL 2012
Lepophidium entomelan Blackthroat cusk-eel Western Atlantic 25.6 SL 2012
Lepophidium gilmorei Pepperfin cusk-eel Western Atlantic 17.2 SL 2012
Lepophidium hubbsi Panamic cusk-eel Pacific Coast of northern 21.7 SL 1978
Lepophidium inca Incan cusk-eel Southeast Pacific 19.6 SL 1978
Lepophidium jeannae Mottled cusk-eel Western Atlantic 29.6 SL 1941
Lepophidium kallion Palenose cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 16.6 SL 1959
Lepophidium marmoratum Marbled cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 22.2 SL 1885
Lepophidium microlepis Silver cusk eel Eastern Pacific 41.5 TL 1890
Lepophidium negropinna Specklefin cusk eel Eastern Pacific 52.7 SL 1949
Lepophidium pardale Leopard cusk eel Eastern Pacific 24.8 SL 1890
Lepophidium pheromystax Blackedge cusk-eel Western Atlantic 27 SL 1960
Lepophidium profundorum Blackrim cusk-eel Western Atlantic 27 TL 1863
Lepophidium prorates Prowspine cusk eel Eastern Pacific 29.5 SL 1890
Lepophidium robustum Robust cusk-eel Western Atlantic 23 SL 2012
Lepophidium staurophor Barred cusk-eel Western Atlantic 27.3 SL 1959
Lepophidium stigmatistium Mexican cusk-eel Eastern Pacific 24.6 SL 1890
Lepophidium wileyi Fringed cusk-eel Western Atlanic Ocean 20.9 SL 2012
Lepophidium zophochir Sooty cusk-eel Western Atlantic 24.3 SL 2012
Leptobrotula breviventralis Indo-Pacific 32 SL 1986
Leucicorus atlanticus Western Atlantic. 1975
Leucicorus lusciosus Eastern Pacific. 1899
Luciobrotula bartschi Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1913
Luciobrotula brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 27.5 SL 2009
Luciobrotula coheni Eastern Pacific 45.5 SL 2009
Luciobrotula corethromycter Atlantic Ocean 61 TL 1964
Luciobrotula lineata Eastern Central Pacific 26.7 SL 1954
Luciobrotula nolfi Eastern Central Atlantic 19.7 SL 1981
Mastigopterus imperator Indo-West Pacific 53.5 SL 1913
Monomitopus agassizii Western Central Atlantic 20.3 SL 1896
Monomitopus americanus Southwest Atlantic. 1971
Monomitopus conjugator Indian Ocean 1896
Monomitopus garmani Western Central Pacific 19.2 SL 1913
Monomitopus kumae Northwest Pacific 48 SL 1925
Monomitopus longiceps Western Pacific 1913
Monomitopus magnus Western Atlantic 53.5 SL 1985
Monomitopus malispinosus Eastern Central Pacific. 1899
Monomitopus metriostoma Eastern Atlantic 23.5 SL 1888
Monomitopus microlepis Western Central Pacific 1913
Monomitopus nigripinnis Indian Ocean 35 TL 1889
Monomitopus pallidus Western Pacific 20.7 SL 1913
Monomitopus torvus Eastern Pacific 22.6 SL 1899
Monomitopus vitiazi Spearcheek cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 1971
Neobythites alcocki Eastern Indian Ocean 2002
Neobythites analis Black-edged cusk-eel Western Indian Ocean 20.3 SL 1927
Neobythites andamanensis Eastern Indian Ocean 2002
Neobythites australiensis Australian cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 16.7 SL 2002
Neobythites bimaculatus Twospot cusk Western Central Pacific 17 SL 1997
Neobythites bimarginatus Western Central Pacific 11 SL 1979
Neobythites braziliensis Southwest Atlantic 14.6 SL 1999
Neobythites crosnieri Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites elongatus Western Atlantic 13.7 SL 1994
Neobythites fasciatus Western Pacific 16.1 SL 1913
Neobythites fijiensis Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites franzi Franz's cusk Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites gilli Twospot brotula Western Atlantic 14.9 SL 1885
Neobythites javaensis Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites kenyaensis Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites longipes Longray cusk Western Pacific 10 SL 1913
Neobythites longispinis Northwest Pacific 2002
Neobythites longiventralis Western Central Pacific 13.7 SL 1997
Neobythites machidai Northwest Pacific 9.4 SL 2012
Neobythites macrocelli Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites macrops Spotfin cusk Indo-West Pacific 21.6 SL 1887
Neobythites malayanus Western Central Pacific 17.5 SL 1913
Neobythites malhaensis Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites marginatus Stripefin brotula Western Atlantic 21.6 SL 1886
Neobythites marianaensis Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites marquesaensis Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites meteori Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites monocellatus Western Atlantic 15.4 SL 1999
Neobythites multidigitatus Western Atlantic 7.9 SL 1999
Neobythites multiocellatus Neobythites multiocell 14.3 SL 2009
Neobythites multistriatus Western Indian Ocean 1991
Neobythites musorstomi Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites natalensis Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites neocaledoniensis Western Pacific 24.5 SL 1997
Neobythites nigriventris Blackbelly cusk Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites ocellatus Western Atlantic 16.2 SL 1887
Neobythites pallidus Pale cusk Western Central Pacific 14.3 SL 1997
Neobythites purus Pure cusk Western Central Pacific 1913
Neobythites sereti Western Central Pacific 2002
Neobythites sinensis Northwest Pacific 2002
Neobythites sivicola Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1901
Neobythites soelae Soela cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 2002
Neobythites somaliaensis Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites steatiticus Barred cusk eel Indian Ocean 40.5 TL 1894
Neobythites stefanovi Dark fin cusk eel Western Indian Ocean 16.3 TL 1993
Neobythites stelliferoides Thread brotula Eastern Central Pacific 1890
Neobythites stigmosus Northwest Pacific 18 SL 1984
Neobythites trifilis Indian Ocean 1979
Neobythites unicolor Western Atlantic 12.6 SL 1994
Neobythites unimaculatus Onespot cusk Western Pacific 23.2 SL 1913
Neobythites vityazi Western Indian Ocean 1995
Neobythites zonatus Western Pacific 17.4 SL 1997
Neobythitoides serratus Northwest Pacific 12 SL 2006
Ophidion antipholus Longnose cusk-eel Western Atlantic. USA (fr 21 SL 2003
Ophidion asiro Northwest Pacific. 20 SL 1902
Ophidion barbatum Snake blenny Eastern Atlantic 25.4 TL 1758
Ophidion dromio Shorthead cusk-eel Western Atlantic 14.6 SL 2003
Ophidion exul Exile cusk eel Eastern Pacific 9.6 TL 1991
Ophidion fulvum Earspot cusk eel Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1949
Ophidion galeoides Striped cusk eel Eastern Central Pacific 21.5 SL 1890
Ophidion genyopus Ravenous cusk Southwest Pacific 1897
Ophidion grayi Blotched cusk-eel Western Atlantic 30 TL 1948
Ophidion guianense Guianan cusk-eel Western Atlantic 11.7 SL 2003
Ophidion holbrookii Band cusk-eel Western Atlantic 30 TL 1874
Ophidion imitator Mimic cusk-eel Eastern Central Pacific 19.1 SL 1997
Ophidion iris Rainbow cusk eel Eastern Central Pacific 25 SL 1936
Ophidion josephi Western Central Atlantic 25 TL 1858
Ophidion lagochila Harelip cusk Western Central Atlantic 7.0 SL 1959
Ophidion lozanoi Eastern Atlantic 13.8 SL 1990
Ophidion marginatum Striped cusk-eel Western Atlantic 25 TL 1842
Ophidion metoecus Southeast Pacific 11.3 TL 1991
Ophidion muraenolepis Blackedge cusk Pacific Ocean 15.5 SL 1880
Ophidion nocomis Letter opener Western Central Atlantic 8.7 SL 1959
Ophidion puck Pallid cusk-eel Western Atlantic 13.8 SL 2003
Ophidion robinsi Colonial cusk-eel Northwest Atlantic 1992
Ophidion rochei Mediterranean Sea 29.3 TL 1845
Ophidion saldanhai Eastern Central Atlantic 15.0 SL 1999
Ophidion scrippsae Basketweave cusk-eel Eastern Pacific 28 TL 1916
Ophidion selenops Mooneye cusk-eel Western Atlantic 10 TL 1959
Ophidion smithi Indian Ocean 14 TL 1934
Otophidium chickcharney Ghost cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 10.2 SL 1959
Otophidium dormitator Sleeper cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 7.5 TL 1959
Otophidium indefatigabile Bighead cusk eel Eastern Pacific 11.7 SL 1890
Otophidium omostigma Polka-dot cusk-eel Western Atlantic 12.9 SL 1882
Parophidion schmidti Dusky cusk-eel Western Atlantic 10 TL 1951
Parophidion vassali Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1810
Penopus japonicus Northwest Pacific 22.9 SL 2011
Penopus microphthalmus Western Atlantic 35 TL 1888
Petrotyx hopkinsi Velvetnose brotula Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1903
Petrotyx sanguineus Redfin brotula Western Atlantic 13 TL 1928
Porogadus abyssalis Atlantic Ocean 20.9 SL 1957
Porogadus atripectus Eastern Central Pacific 1899
Porogadus catena Western Atlantic 21.5 1885
Porogadus gracilis Cavernous assfish Western Central Pacific 1878
Porogadus guentheri Northwest Pacific 21 SL 1902
Porogadus longiceps Eastern Pacific. 1899
Porogadus melampeplus Western Indian Ocean. 21 SL 1896
Porogadus melanocephalus Eastern Indian Ocean 1891
Porogadus miles Slender cuskeel Cosmopolitan. 30 TL 1885
Porogadus nudus Eastern Atlantic. 19.8 SL 1888
Porogadus silus Western Atlantic 1984
Porogadus subarmatus Eastern Atlantic 20.4 SL 1888
Porogadus trichiurus Western Indian Ocean 64 TL 1890
Pycnocraspedum armatum Eastern Central Pacific 1954
Pycnocraspedum fulvum Northwest Pacific 34 SL 1984
Pycnocraspedum microlepis Northwest Pacific 34 SL 1943
Pycnocraspedum phyllosoma Western Central Atlantic 1933
Pycnocraspedum squamipinne Pelagic cusk Indo-West Pacific 13 SL 1889
Raneya brasiliensis Banded cusk eel Southwest Atlantic 31 TL 1856
Selachophidium guentheri Barbed brotula Southeast Atlantic and We 30 TL 1903
Sirembo imberbis Golden cusk Western Pacific 20 SL 1846
Sirembo jerdoni Brown-banded cusk-eel Indo-West Pacific 12.5 SL 1888
Sirembo metachroma Chameleon cusk Indo-Pacific 1986



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