Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Teleostei
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Ophidiidae Cusk-eels
Subfamily: Neobythitinae
Genus: Bassozetus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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 mozambiquensis Mozambique assfish Western Indian Ocean 43.1 SL 2016
Bassozetus multispinis Indian Ocean. 44.7 SL 1980
Bassozetus nasus Eastern Pacific 28.2 SL 1899
Bassozetus nielseni Masked assfish North Atlantic and Wester 61.5 SL 2018
Bassozetus normalis Atlantic. 32.9 TL 1883
Bassozetus oncerocephalus Eastern Central Atlantic 22.1 SL 1888
Bassozetus robustus Robust assfish Circumglobal 64 SL 1913
Bassozetus taenia Western and Eastern (sout 25.4 TL 1887
Bassozetus werneri Western Central Pacific 37.5 SL 2000
Bassozetus zenkevitchi North Pacific. 26.3 SL 1955



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