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Family: Histiophrynidae Starfingered frogfishes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Allenichthys glauerti Glauert's anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 19 TL 1944
Echinophryne crassispina Prickly anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7 TL 1918
Echinophryne mitchellii Spinycoat anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.1 SL 1897
Echinophryne reynoldsi Sponge anglerfish Indo-Pacific 8 TL 1984
Histiophryne bougainvilli Smooth anglerfish Western Pacific 9 TL 1837
Histiophryne cryptacanthus Cryptic anglerfish Western Pacific. 9.6 TL 1913
Histiophryne maggiewalker Queensland frogfish Pacifique 6.0 SL 2011
Histiophryne pogonia Pacific Ocean 5.4 SL 2012
Histiophryne psychedelica Psychedelic frogfish Western Pacific 8.7 SL 2009
Kuiterichthys furcipilis Rough anglerfish Southwest Pacific 15 TL 1817
Lophiocharon hutchinsi Hutchins' anglerfish Western Pacific 4.9 SL 2004
Lophiocharon lithinostomus Marble-mouthed frogfish Western Central Pacific 9.1 SL 1908
Lophiocharon trisignatus Three-spot frogfish Indo-West Pacific 14.7 SL 1844
Phyllophryne scortea Whitespotted anglerfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1918
Porophryne erythrodactylus Western Pacific 7.4 SL 2014

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