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Family: Bythitidae Viviparous brotulas



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211 species (see list below)

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Acarobythites larsonae
[Larson's cusk]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Alionematichthys ceylonensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Alionematichthys crassiceps
[Bighead viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Alionematichthys minyomma
[]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Alionematichthys phuketensis Møller & Schwarzhans, 2008

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Alionematichthys phuketensis
[Phuket viviparous brotula]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Alionematichthys piger (Alcock, 1890)

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Alionematichthys piger
[Whiskered viviparous brotula]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Alionematichthys plicatosurculus Møller & Schwarzhans, 2008

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Alionematichthys plicatosurculus
[Folded viviparous brotula]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Alionematichthys riukiuensis (Aoyagi, 1954)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Alionematichthys riukiuensis
[Bigeye cusk]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Alionematichthys samoaensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Alionematichthys shinoharai
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Alionematichthys suluensis
[Sulu viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Alionematichthys winterbottomi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Anacanthobythites platycephalus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Anacanthobythites tasmaniensis
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Beaglichthys bleekeri Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Beaglichthys bleekeri
[Bleeker's viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Beaglichthys larsonae Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Beaglichthys larsonae
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Beaglichthys macrophthalmus Machida, 1993

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Beaglichthys macrophthalmus
[Beagle cusk]

Photo by Stergiou, K.I. / Scott, P.J.B.

Mediterranean Sea and sub
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Bellottia apoda Giglioli, 1883

Photo by Stergiou, K.I. / Scott, P.J.B.
 
Bellottia apoda
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Bellottia armiger
[]
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Bellottia cryptica
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Bellottia galatheae
[]
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Bellottia robusta
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL

 
Bidenichthys beeblebroxi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Bidenichthys capensis Barnard, 1934

Photo by SFSA
 
Bidenichthys capensis
[Freetail brotula]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Bidenichthys consobrinus
[Grey brotula]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Brosmodorsalis persicinus Paulin & Roberts, 1989

Photo by FAO
 
Brosmodorsalis persicinus
[Pink brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Brosmolus longicaudus Machida, 1993

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Brosmolus longicaudus
[Longtail cusk]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Brosmophyciops pautzkei Schultz, 1960

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Brosmophyciops pautzkei
[Slimy cuskeel]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Brosmophycis marginata (Ayres, 1854)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Brosmophycis marginata
[Red brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Brotulinella taiwanensis Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Brotulinella taiwanensis
[Taiwan coralbrotula]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 14.6 cm NG

 
Bythites fuscus
[Arctic brotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Bythites gerdae
[]

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Bythites islandicus Nielsen & Cohen, 1973

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Bythites islandicus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Calamopteryx goslinei Böhlke & Cohen, 1966

Photo by FAO
 
Calamopteryx goslinei
[Longarm brotula]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Southeast Pacific

Calamopteryx jeb Cohen, 1973

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Calamopteryx jeb
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.

 
Calamopteryx robinsorum
[Teacher brotula]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Cataetyx alleni
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Cataetyx bruuni
[]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Cataetyx chthamalorhynchus Cohen, 1981

Photo by SFSA
 
Cataetyx chthamalorhynchus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Cataetyx hawaiiensis
[]

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Cataetyx laticeps Koefoed, 1927

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Cataetyx laticeps
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Cataetyx lepidogenys
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL

 
Cataetyx messieri
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Cataetyx nielseni
[Nielsen's catetyx]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Cataetyx niki Cohen, 1981

Photo by SFSA
 
Cataetyx niki
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm SL

 
Cataetyx platyrhynchus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15.7 cm TL

 
Cataetyx rubrirostris
[Rubynose brotula]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 63.2 cm TL

 
Cataetyx simus
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Dactylosurculus gomoni Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Dactylosurculus gomoni
[]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Dermatopsis greenfieldi Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Dermatopsis greenfieldi
[Greenfield's mudbrotula]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Dermatopsis hoesei Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Dermatopsis hoesei
[Hoese's mudbrotula]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Dermatopsis joergennielseni Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Dermatopsis joergennielseni
[Nielsen's mudbrotula]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Dermatopsis macrodon Ogilby, 1896

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dermatopsis macrodon
[Fleshfish]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Dermatopsis multiradiatus McCulloch & Waite, 1918

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Dermatopsis multiradiatus
[Slender blindfish]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

South Atlantic
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Dermatopsoides andersoni Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Dermatopsoides andersoni
[Anderson's mudbrotula]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Dermatopsoides kasougae (Smith, 1943)

Photo by SFSA
 
Dermatopsoides kasougae
[Orange brotula]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Dermatopsoides morrisonae Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Dermatopsoides morrisonae
[Morrison's mudbrotula]

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 5.7 cm TL
Dermatopsoides talboti Cohen, 1966

Photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans
 
Dermatopsoides talboti
[Lesser orange brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.

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

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.

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

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

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.

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

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

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.

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

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

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.

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

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

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.

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

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

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.

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

Photo by W. Schwarzhans et al.
 
Diancistrus erythraeus
[Red viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Diancistrus fijiensis
[Fiji coralbrotula]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diancistrus fuscus
[Dusky brotulid]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Diancistrus jackrandalli
[Randall's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Diancistrus jeffjohnsoni
[Johnson's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Diancistrus karinae
[Karin's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Southeastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Diancistrus katrineae
[Katrine's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Diancistrus leisi
[Leis' coralbrotula]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Diancistrus longifilis
[Twinhook cusk]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Diancistrus machidai
[Machida's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Diancistrus manciporus
[Few-pored coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Diancistrus mcgroutheri
[Mcgrouther's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Diancistrus mennei
[Menne's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Diancistrus niger
[Dark coralbrotula]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diancistrus novaeguineae
[New guinea viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Diancistrus pohnpeiensis
[Pohnpei coralbrotula]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Diancistrus robustus
[Robust coralbrotula]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diancistrus springeri
[Springer's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Diancistrus tongaensis
[Tonga coralbrotula]

Photo by Hadiaty, R.K.

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

Photo by Hadiaty, R.K.
 
Diancistrus typhlops
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Diancistrus vietnamensis
[Vietnam coralbrotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Didymothallus criniceps Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Didymothallus criniceps
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Didymothallus mizolepis (Günther, 1867)

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Didymothallus mizolepis
[Smalleye cusk]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Didymothallus nudigena Schwarzhans & Møller, 2011

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Didymothallus nudigena
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Didymothallus pruvosti Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Didymothallus pruvosti
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Dinematichthys iluocoeteoides Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Dinematichthys iluocoeteoides
[Yellow pigmy brotula]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Endemic to the Christmas
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Dinematichthys trilobatus Møller & Schwarzhans, 2008

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Dinematichthys trilobatus
[Trilobed viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Diplacanthopoma alcockii
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Diplacanthopoma brachysoma Günther, 1887

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diplacanthopoma brachysoma
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diplacanthopoma brunnea
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Diplacanthopoma japonicus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.
Max. Length 44.7 cm TL

 
Diplacanthopoma jordani
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Diplacanthopoma kreffti
[Deepbody cusk]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Diplacanthopoma nigripinnis Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924

Photo by SFSA
 
Diplacanthopoma nigripinnis
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Diplacanthopoma raniceps
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Diplacanthopoma riversandersoni
[]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL
Dipulus caecus Waite, 1905

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Dipulus caecus
[Orange eelpout]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Dipulus hutchinsi Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Dipulus hutchinsi
[Hutchin's mudbrotula]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Dipulus norfolkanus Machida, 1993

Photo by FAO
 
Dipulus norfolkanus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Ematops randalli (Cohen & Wourms, 1976)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ematops randalli
[Randall's viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Eastern Indian Ocean, And
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Eusurculus andamanensis Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Eusurculus andamanensis
[Andaman viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Eusurculus pistillum Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Eusurculus pistillum
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific, Bismarck
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Eusurculus pristinus Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Eusurculus pristinus
[Pristine viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Fiordichthys paxtoni
[Baldhead cusk]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Fiordichthys slartibartfasti Paulin, 1995

Photo by FAO
 
Fiordichthys slartibartfasti
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Grammonus ater (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Grammonus ater
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Grammonus claudei
[Reef-cave brotula]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm TL
Grammonus diagrammus (Heller & Snodgrass, 1903)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Grammonus diagrammus
[Purple brotula]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Grammonus longhursti (Cohen, 1964)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Grammonus longhursti
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Grammonus minutus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific
Max. Length 106 cm SL
Grammonus nagaredai Randall & Hughes, 2008

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Grammonus nagaredai
[]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Grammonus opisthodon Smith, 1934

Photo by SFSA
 
Grammonus opisthodon
[Bighead brotula]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Grammonus robustus Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Grammonus robustus
[]

Photo by Thiele, W.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Grammonus thielei Nielsen & Cohen, 2004

Photo by Thiele, W.
 
Grammonus thielei
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Grammonus waikiki (Cohen, 1964)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Grammonus waikiki
[]

Photo by Yunokawa, K.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL
Grammonus yunokawai Nielsen, 2007

Photo by Yunokawa, K.
 
Grammonus yunokawai
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Gunterichthys bussingi
[Bussing's mudbrotula]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Gunterichthys coheni
[Cohen's mudbrotula]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Gunterichthys longipenis Dawson, 1966

Photo by FAO
 
Gunterichthys longipenis
[Gold brotula]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Hastatobythites arafurensis Machida, 1997

Photo by FAO
 
Hastatobythites arafurensis
[Spinyhead cusk]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Hephthocara crassiceps
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Hephthocara simum
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Lapitaichthys frickei Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Lapitaichthys frickei
[]

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.

Central America
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Lucifuga dentata Poey, 1858

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.
 
Lucifuga dentata
[Toothed Cuban cusk-eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Lucifuga inopinata
[]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Lucifuga lucayana Møller, Schwarzhans, Iliffe & Nielsen, 2006

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Lucifuga lucayana
[Lucaya cavebrotula]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Lucifuga simile
[]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Lucifuga spelaeotes Cohen & Robins, 1970

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Lucifuga spelaeotes
[New Providence cusk-eel]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Lucifuga subterranea
[Cuban cusk-eel]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Lucifuga teresinarum
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Majungaichthys agalegae Schwarzhans & Møller, 2011

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Majungaichthys agalegae
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Majungaichthys simplex Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Majungaichthys simplex
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Mascarenichthys heemstrai Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Mascarenichthys heemstrai
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Mascarenichthys microphthalmus Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Mascarenichthys microphthalmus
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Southern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Mascarenichthys remotus Schwarzhans & Møller, 2011

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Mascarenichthys remotus
[]

Photo by FAO

Northeast Atlantic

Melodichthys hadrocephalus Nielsen & Cohen, 1986

Photo by FAO
 
Melodichthys hadrocephalus
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen

Eastern Indian Ocean, Chr
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Microbrotula andersoni Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2011

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen
 
Microbrotula andersoni
[Anderson's viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Microbrotula bentleyi
[Many-ray cusk]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.0 cm SL
Microbrotula greenfieldi Anderson, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen
 
Microbrotula greenfieldi
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Microbrotula hamata Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2011

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen
 
Microbrotula hamata
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen

Southwestern Pacific

Microbrotula punicea Anderson, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen
 
Microbrotula punicea
[]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen

Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Microbrotula queenslandica Anderson, 2005

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & J.G. Nielsen
 
Microbrotula queenslandica
[Queensland cusk]

Photo by FAO

Endemic to Hawaii.

Microbrotula rubra Gosline, 1953

Photo by FAO
 
Microbrotula rubra
[]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Monothrix polylepis Ogilby, 1897

Photo by FAO
 
Monothrix polylepis
[Littoral cusk]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Nielsenichthys pullus Schwarzhans & Møller, 2011

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Nielsenichthys pullus
[Nusa penida viviparous brotula]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Ogilbia boehlkei Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Ogilbia boehlkei
[Boehlke's coralbrotula]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Ogilbia boydwalkeri Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Ogilbia boydwalkeri
[Professor brotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Ogilbia cayorum
[Key brotula]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Ogilbia cocoensis Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Ogilbia cocoensis
[Coco coralbrotula]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Ogilbia davidsmithi Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Ogilbia davidsmithi
[Cortez brotula]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Ogilbia deroyi (Poll & van Mol, 1966)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ogilbia deroyi
[Deroy's cuskeel]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Ogilbia galapagosensis (Poll & LeLeup, 1965)

Photo by FAO
 
Ogilbia galapagosensis
[Galapagos cuskeel]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Ogilbia jeffwilliamsi Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Ogilbia jeffwilliamsi
[William's coralbrotula]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Ogilbia jewettae Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Ogilbia jewettae
[Jewett's coralbrotula]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Ogilbia mccoskeri Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Ogilbia mccoskeri
[Mccosker's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Ogilbia nigromarginata
[Blackmargin brotula]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Ogilbia nudiceps
[Slickhead brotula]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Ogilbia robertsoni
[Brown brotula]
No picture found
West Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Ogilbia sabaji
[Curator brotula]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Ogilbia sedorae
[Notchspine brotula]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Ogilbia suarezae
[Shy brotula]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Ogilbia tyleri
[Tyler's coralbrotula]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Ogilbia ventralis (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ogilbia ventralis
[Gulf brotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Ogilbichthys ferocis
[Ferocious coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Ogilbichthys haitiensis
[Haiti coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Ogilbichthys kakuki
[Kakuk's coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Ogilbichthys longimanus
[Longfinned coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Ogilbichthys microphthalmus
[Small-eyed coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Ogilbichthys puertoricoensis
[Puerto Rico coralbrotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Ogilbichthys tobagoensis
[Tobago coralbrotula]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Paradiancistrus acutirostris
[Sharpnosed coralbrotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Southeastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Paradiancistrus christmasensis Schwarzhans & Møller, 2011

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Paradiancistrus christmasensis
[Christmas viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Paradiancistrus cuyoensis
[Cuyo coralbrotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Paradiancistrus lombokensis Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Paradiancistrus lombokensis
[Lombok viviparous brotula]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Parasaccogaster melanomycter
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 14.2 cm

 
Parasaccogaster normae
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Parasaccogaster rhamphidognatha
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL
Porocephalichthys dasyrhynchus (Cohen & Hutchins, 1982)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Porocephalichthys dasyrhynchus
[Shaggy cusk]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Pseudogilbia sanblasensis
[San Blas coralbrotula]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL
Pseudonus acutus Garman, 1899

Photo by FAO
 
Pseudonus acutus
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Pseudonus squamiceps
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Saccogaster brayae
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Saccogaster hawaii
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean. Au
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Saccogaster horrida
[]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Saccogaster maculata Alcock, 1889

Photo by FAO
 
Saccogaster maculata
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Saccogaster nikoliviae
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Saccogaster parva Cohen & Nielsen, 1972

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Saccogaster parva
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Saccogaster staigeri
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Saccogaster tuberculata
[Bagbelly cusk]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Stygnobrotula latebricola Böhlke, 1957

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Stygnobrotula latebricola
[Black brotula]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Thalassobathia nelsoni
[]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Thalassobathia pelagica Cohen, 1963

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Thalassobathia pelagica
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Thermichthys hollisi
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Timorichthys angustus Nielsen, Okamoto & Schwarzhans, 2013

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Timorichthys angustus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Timorichthys disjunctus
[]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Southern Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Tuamotuichthys bispinosus Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2004

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Tuamotuichthys bispinosus
[Two-spined slopebrotula]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Tuamotuichthys marshallensis
[Marshall slopebrotula]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Tuamotuichthys schwarzhansi
[]

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.

Central America
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Typhliasina pearsei (Hubbs, 1938)

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.
 
Typhliasina pearsei
[Mexican blind brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Ungusurculus collettei Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Ungusurculus collettei
[Collette's viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Ungusurculus komodoensis Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Ungusurculus komodoensis
[Komodo viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Ungusurculus philippinensis Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Ungusurculus philippinensis
[Philippines viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Ungusurculus riauensis Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Ungusurculus riauensis
[Riau viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Ungusurculus sundaensis Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Ungusurculus sundaensis
[Sunda viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Ungusurculus williamsi Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Ungusurculus williamsi
[Williams' viviparous brotula]

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Zephyrichthys barryi Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Photo by W. Schwarzhans & P. R. Møller
 
Zephyrichthys barryi
[]
211 Species of Family Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2000 Acarobythites larsonae Larson's cusk Western Central Pacific 2.5 SL
2008 Alionematichthys ceylonensis Eastern Indian Ocean 7.2 SL
2008 Alionematichthys crassiceps Bighead viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean 6.3 SL
1987 Alionematichthys minyomma Western Central Atlantic 7.8 SL
2008 Alionematichthys phuketensis Phuket viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean 4.1 SL
1890 Alionematichthys piger Whiskered viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean to W 8.4 SL
2008 Alionematichthys plicatosurculus Folded viviparous brotula Western Pacific 7.9 SL
1954 Alionematichthys riukiuensis Bigeye cusk Western Pacific 7.9 SL
2008 Alionematichthys samoaensis Eastern Central Pacific 5.9 SL
2008 Alionematichthys shinoharai Northwest Pacific 4.2 SL
2008 Alionematichthys suluensis Sulu viviparous brotula Western Pacific 4.9 SL
2008 Alionematichthys winterbottomi Western Central Pacific 8.8 SL
2008 Anacanthobythites platycephalus Eastern Indian Ocean 10.6 SL
2008 Anacanthobythites tasmaniensis Eastern Indian Ocean 5.3 SL
2007 Beaglichthys bleekeri Bleeker's viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean 7.2 SL
2007 Beaglichthys larsonae Eastern Indian Ocean 7.6 SL
1993 Beaglichthys macrophthalmus Beagle cusk Indo-West Pacific 9.6 SL
1883 Bellottia apoda Mediterranean Sea and sub 6.5 SL
1913 Bellottia armiger Western Central Pacific
2009 Bellottia cryptica Atlantic Ocean 4.2 SL
2008 Bellottia galatheae Western Pacific 5.1 SL
2009 Bellottia robusta Atlantic Ocean 8.2 SL
1995 Bidenichthys beeblebroxi Southwest Pacific 8.2 TL
1934 Bidenichthys capensis Freetail brotula Southeast Atlantic 9 TL
1876 Bidenichthys consobrinus Grey brotula Southwest Pacific 16 TL
1989 Brosmodorsalis persicinus Pink brotula Southwest Pacific 6 TL
1993 Brosmolus longicaudus Longtail cusk Indo-West Pacific 9.7 SL
1960 Brosmophyciops pautzkei Slimy cuskeel Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL
1854 Brosmophycis marginata Red brotula Eastern Pacific 46 TL
2005 Brotulinella taiwanensis Taiwan coralbrotula Western Pacific 6 SL
1837 Bythites fuscus Arctic brotula Northwest Atlantic 14.6 NG
1973 Bythites gerdae Western Central Atlantic
1973 Bythites islandicus Northeast Atlantic 9 TL
1966 Calamopteryx goslinei Longarm brotula Western Central Atlantic 6.3 SL
1973 Calamopteryx jeb Southeast Pacific
1973 Calamopteryx robinsorum Teacher brotula Western Central Atlantic.
1906 Cataetyx alleni Eastern Atlantic 12 TL
1963 Cataetyx bruuni Eastern Atlantic 10 TL
1981 Cataetyx chthamalorhynchus Southeast Atlantic 36 TL
1954 Cataetyx hawaiiensis Eastern Central Pacific
1927 Cataetyx laticeps Eastern Atlantic 65 TL
1913 Cataetyx lepidogenys Western Pacific 13 SL
1878 Cataetyx messieri Southeast Pacific and Sou 27.5 SL
2005 Cataetyx nielseni Nielsen's catetyx Southwest Pacific 18 TL
1981 Cataetyx niki Southeast Atlantic 64 TL
1984 Cataetyx platyrhynchus Northwest Pacific 57 SL
1890 Cataetyx rubrirostris Rubynose brotula Eastern Pacific 15.7 TL
1899 Cataetyx simus Eastern Pacific 63.2 TL
2007 Dactylosurculus gomoni Eastern Indian Ocean 7.4 SL
2006 Dermatopsis greenfieldi Greenfield's mudbrotula Central Pacific 5.3 SL
2006 Dermatopsis hoesei Hoese's mudbrotula Western Pacific 4.8 SL
2006 Dermatopsis joergennielseni Nielsen's mudbrotula Southwest Pacific 5.7 SL
1896 Dermatopsis macrodon Fleshfish Southwest Pacific 10 TL
1918 Dermatopsis multiradiatus Slender blindfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.5 TL
2006 Dermatopsoides andersoni Anderson's mudbrotula South Atlantic 5.4 SL
1943 Dermatopsoides kasougae Orange brotula Southeast Atlantic 6.5 TL
2006 Dermatopsoides morrisonae Morrison's mudbrotula Eastern Indian Ocean 2.9 SL
1966 Dermatopsoides talboti Lesser orange brotula Southeast Atlantic 5.7 TL
2005 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
1946 Diancistrus erythraeus Red viviparous brotula Western Pacific 7 SL
2005 Diancistrus fijiensis Fiji coralbrotula Central Pacific 4.9 SL
1946 Diancistrus fuscus Dusky brotulid Western Pacific 7 SL
2005 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
1899 Diancistrus longifilis Twinhook cusk Western Pacific 7.6 SL
2005 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
1996 Diancistrus novaeguineae New guinea viviparous brotula Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL
2005 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
2009 Diancistrus typhlops Asia 8 SL
2005 Diancistrus vietnamensis Vietnam coralbrotula Western Pacific 7.2 SL
2007 Didymothallus criniceps Western Pacific 6 SL
1867 Didymothallus mizolepis Smalleye cusk Indo-West Pacific 6.6 SL
2011 Didymothallus nudigena Eastern Indian Ocean 6.6 SL
2007 Didymothallus pruvosti Western Pacific 4.4 SL
1855 Dinematichthys iluocoeteoides Yellow pigmy brotula Eastern Indian Ocean 12 SL
2008 Dinematichthys trilobatus Trilobed viviparous brotula Endemic to the Christmas 5.8 SL
1896 Diplacanthopoma alcockii Eastern Indian Ocean
1887 Diplacanthopoma brachysoma Western Atlantic 10.2 SL
1913 Diplacanthopoma brunnea Western Central Pacific
1887 Diplacanthopoma japonicus Northwest Pacific 40 SL
1899 Diplacanthopoma jordani Eastern Pacific. 44.7 TL
2002 Diplacanthopoma kreffti Deepbody cusk Eastern Indian Ocean
1924 Diplacanthopoma nigripinnis Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1898 Diplacanthopoma raniceps Indian Ocean
1895 Diplacanthopoma riversandersoni Western Indian Ocean
1905 Dipulus caecus Orange eelpout Eastern Indian Ocean 19.7 SL
2006 Dipulus hutchinsi Hutchin's mudbrotula Eastern Indian Ocean 11.8 SL
1993 Dipulus norfolkanus Southwest Pacific 7.3 SL
1976 Ematops randalli Randall's viviparous brotula Indo-Pacific Ocean 4.2 SL
2007 Eusurculus andamanensis Andaman viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean, And 4.4 SL
2007 Eusurculus pistillum Indo-West Pacific 5.5 SL
2007 Eusurculus pristinus Pristine viviparous brotula Western Pacific, Bismarck 4.6 SL
1986 Fiordichthys paxtoni Baldhead cusk Southwest Pacific 7.4 SL
1995 Fiordichthys slartibartfasti Southwest Pacific 11.1 SL
1810 Grammonus ater Eastern Atlantic 12 SL
1930 Grammonus claudei Reef-cave brotula Western Atlantic 10 TL
1903 Grammonus diagrammus Purple brotula Eastern Pacific 20.3 TL
1964 Grammonus longhursti Eastern Atlantic 10.6 SL
2010 Grammonus minutus Pacific Ocean 5.5 SL
2008 Grammonus nagaredai Pacific 106 SL
1934 Grammonus opisthodon Bighead brotula Southeast Atlantic 5 TL
1913 Grammonus robustus Indo-West Pacific 21 SL
2004 Grammonus thielei Western Pacific 18 TL
1964 Grammonus waikiki Eastern Central Pacific 5.2 TL
2007 Grammonus yunokawai Northwest Pacific 9.8 SL
2004 Gunterichthys bussingi Bussing's mudbrotula Eastern Pacific 6 SL
2004 Gunterichthys coheni Cohen's mudbrotula Eastern Central Pacific 4.9 SL
1966 Gunterichthys longipenis Gold brotula Western Atlantic 7.5 TL
1997 Hastatobythites arafurensis Spinyhead cusk Western Pacific 9 SL
1913 Hephthocara crassiceps Western Central Pacific
1892 Hephthocara simum Eastern Indian Ocean
2007 Lapitaichthys frickei Western Pacific 5 SL
1858 Lucifuga dentata Toothed Cuban cusk-eel Central America 15.2 SL
1998 Lucifuga inopinata Southeast Pacific 10.1 SL
2006 Lucifuga lucayana Lucaya cavebrotula Western Atlantic 9.9 SL
1981 Lucifuga simile Central America 8.8 SL
1970 Lucifuga spelaeotes New Providence cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 10.9 SL
1858 Lucifuga subterranea Cuban cusk-eel Central America 9.4 SL
1988 Lucifuga teresinarum Central America 8.3 SL
2011 Majungaichthys agalegae Western Indian Ocean 4 SL
2007 Majungaichthys simplex Western Indian Ocean 4 SL
2007 Mascarenichthys heemstrai Western Indian Ocean 5.1 SL
2007 Mascarenichthys microphthalmus Southeast Atlantic 4 SL
2011 Mascarenichthys remotus Southern Indian Ocean 3 SL
1986 Melodichthys hadrocephalus Northeast Atlantic
2011 Microbrotula andersoni Anderson's viviparous brotula Eastern Indian Ocean, Chr 5.2 SL
2005 Microbrotula bentleyi Many-ray cusk Indo-Pacific 4.1 SL
2007 Microbrotula greenfieldi Western Central Pacific 3.0 SL
2011 Microbrotula hamata Western Pacific 3.3 SL
2007 Microbrotula punicea Southwestern Pacific
2005 Microbrotula queenslandica Queensland cusk Southwestern Pacific 3.1 SL
1953 Microbrotula rubra Endemic to Hawaii.
1897 Monothrix polylepis Littoral cusk Southwest Pacific 5.3 SL
2011 Nielsenichthys pullus Nusa penida viviparous brotula Western Pacific 3.8 SL
2005 Ogilbia boehlkei Boehlke's coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 7 SL
2005 Ogilbia boydwalkeri Professor brotula Eastern Pacific 6.1 SL
1898 Ogilbia cayorum Key brotula Western Central Atlantic 6 SL
2005 Ogilbia cocoensis Coco coralbrotula Eastern Pacific 3.8 SL
2005 Ogilbia davidsmithi Cortez brotula Eastern Pacific 9.9 SL
1966 Ogilbia deroyi Deroy's cuskeel Southeast Pacific 7 TL
1965 Ogilbia galapagosensis Galapagos cuskeel South America 5.8 SL
2005 Ogilbia jeffwilliamsi William's coralbrotula Western Atlantic 6.1 SL
2005 Ogilbia jewettae Jewett's coralbrotula Eastern Pacific 6.8 SL
2005 Ogilbia mccoskeri Mccosker's coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 6.5 SL
2005 Ogilbia nigromarginata Blackmargin brotula Eastern Pacific 7.7 SL
2005 Ogilbia nudiceps Slickhead brotula Eastern Pacific 7.4 SL
2005 Ogilbia robertsoni Brown brotula Eastern Pacific 7.1 SL
2005 Ogilbia sabaji Curator brotula West Atlantic 5 SL
2005 Ogilbia sedorae Notchspine brotula Eastern Pacific 5.9 SL
2005 Ogilbia suarezae Shy brotula Western Atlantic 7.5 SL
2005 Ogilbia tyleri Tyler's coralbrotula Western Atlantic 5 SL
1863 Ogilbia ventralis Gulf brotula Eastern Central Pacific 7.8 SL
2004 Ogilbichthys ferocis Ferocious coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 2.9 SL
2004 Ogilbichthys haitiensis Haiti coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 2.2 SL
2004 Ogilbichthys kakuki Kakuk's coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 6.7 SL
2004 Ogilbichthys longimanus Longfinned coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 7.3 SL
2004 Ogilbichthys microphthalmus Small-eyed coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 3.8 SL
2004 Ogilbichthys puertoricoensis Puerto Rico coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 3.4 SL
2004 Ogilbichthys tobagoensis Tobago coralbrotula Western Central Atlantic 2.9 SL
2005 Paradiancistrus acutirostris Sharpnosed coralbrotula Central Pacific 4.7 SL
2011 Paradiancistrus christmasensis Christmas viviparous brotula Southeastern Indian Ocean 6.8 SL
2005 Paradiancistrus cuyoensis Cuyo coralbrotula Western Pacific 5.7 SL
2007 Paradiancistrus lombokensis Lombok viviparous brotula Western Pacific 3.5 SL
1981 Parasaccogaster melanomycter Western Central Atlantic 6.6 SL
1972 Parasaccogaster normae Southeast Pacific 14.2
1987 Parasaccogaster rhamphidognatha Western Central Atlantic 6 SL
1982 Porocephalichthys dasyrhynchus Shaggy cusk Eastern Indian Ocean 13.6 SL
2004 Pseudogilbia sanblasensis San Blas coralbrotula Western Atlantic 6.6 SL
1899 Pseudonus acutus Eastern Central Pacific 12.1 SL
1907 Pseudonus squamiceps Indo-West Pacific 11.6 SL
2012 Saccogaster brayae Eastern Indian Ocean 3.6 SL
1972 Saccogaster hawaii Eastern Central Pacific 6.9 SL
2012 Saccogaster horrida Eastern Indian Ocean. Au 5.9 SL
1889 Saccogaster maculata Indian Ocean 8.7 SL
2012 Saccogaster nikoliviae Eastern Indian Ocean 6.9 SL
1972 Saccogaster parva Southwest Atlantic 5.8 SL
1972 Saccogaster staigeri Western Central Atlantic 9.3 SL
1966 Saccogaster tuberculata Bagbelly cusk Indo-Pacific 16 SL
1957 Stygnobrotula latebricola Black brotula Western Atlantic 7.5 TL
1974 Thalassobathia nelsoni Southeast Pacific
1963 Thalassobathia pelagica Eastern Atlantic 22.1 SL
1990 Thermichthys hollisi Southeast Pacific
2013 Timorichthys angustus Northwest Pacific 5.2 SL
2011 Timorichthys disjunctus Eastern Indian Ocean 3.9 SL
2004 Tuamotuichthys bispinosus Two-spined slopebrotula Southern Pacific 8.8 SL
2006 Tuamotuichthys marshallensis Marshall slopebrotula Western Pacific 12 SL
2008 Tuamotuichthys schwarzhansi Western Pacific 7.4 SL
1938 Typhliasina pearsei Mexican blind brotula Central America 9.7 SL
2007 Ungusurculus collettei Collette's viviparous brotula Western Pacific 3.4 SL
2007 Ungusurculus komodoensis Komodo viviparous brotula Western Pacific 3.3 SL
2007 Ungusurculus philippinensis Philippines viviparous brotula Western Pacific 5.2 SL
2007 Ungusurculus riauensis Riau viviparous brotula Western Pacific 5.6 SL
2007 Ungusurculus sundaensis Sunda viviparous brotula Western Pacific 5.4 SL
2007 Ungusurculus williamsi Williams' viviparous brotula Western Pacific 4.5 SL
2007 Zephyrichthys barryi Eastern Indian Ocean 7 SL



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