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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Berycidae Alfonsinos

Genus: Beryx

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Worldwide in temperate an
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Beryx decadactylus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Beryx decadactylus
[Alfonsino]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Beryx mollis Abe, 1959

Photo by Photo by Borsa, P.
 
Beryx mollis
[]



Circumglobal, excluding t
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Beryx splendens Lowe, 1834

Photo by Photo by Fernández-Ovies, C.L.
 
Beryx splendens
[Splendid alfonsino]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Beryx decadactylus Alfonsino Worldwide in temperate an 100 TL 1829
Beryx mollis Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1959
Beryx splendens Splendid alfonsino Circumglobal, excluding t 70 TL 1834



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