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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Brachionichthyidae Handfishes

Genus: Sympterichthys

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3 species
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Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Sympterichthys moultoni
[Moulton’s handfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Sympterichthys politus (Richardson, 1844)

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Sympterichthys politus
[Red handfish]
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Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Sympterichthys unipennis
[Smooth handfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sympterichthys moultoni Moulton’s handfish Southwest Pacific 4.5 SL 2009
Sympterichthys politus Red handfish Southwest Pacific 9 SL 1844
Sympterichthys unipennis Smooth handfish Southwest Pacific 4.4 SL 1817



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