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Family: Triacanthodidae Spikefishes



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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Atrophacanthus japonicus (Kamohara, 1941)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Atrophacanthus japonicus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Bathyphylax bombifrons Myers, 1934

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Bathyphylax bombifrons
[]
No picture found


 
Bathyphylax omen
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Bathyphylax pruvosti
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Halimochirurgus alcocki Weber, 1913

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Halimochirurgus alcocki
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Halimochirurgus centriscoides Alcock, 1899

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Halimochirurgus centriscoides
[Longsnout spikefish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Hollardia goslinei Tyler, 1968

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hollardia goslinei
[Hawaiian spikefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Hollardia hollardi Poey, 1861

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Hollardia hollardi
[Reticulate spikefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hollardia meadi Tyler, 1966

Photo by Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Hollardia meadi
[Spotted spikefish]
No picture found


 
Johnsonina eriomma
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Macrorhamphosodes platycheilus Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Macrorhamphosodes platycheilus
[Trumpetsnout spikefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Macrorhamphosodes uradoi (Kamohara, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Macrorhamphosodes uradoi
[Trumpetsnout]
No picture found


 
Mephisto fraserbrunneri
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Parahollardia lineata (Longley, 1935)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Parahollardia lineata
[Jambeau]
No picture found


 
Parahollardia schmidti
[]
No picture found


 
Paratriacanthodes abei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Paratriacanthodes herrei
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Paratriacanthodes retrospinis Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Paratriacanthodes retrospinis
[Sawspine spikefish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Triacanthodes anomalus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Triacanthodes anomalus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Triacanthodes ethiops Alcock, 1894

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Triacanthodes ethiops
[Shortsnout spikefish]
No picture found


 
Triacanthodes indicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Triacanthodes intermedius
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Tydemania navigatoris Weber, 1913

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Tydemania navigatoris
[Fleshy-lipped spikefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atrophacanthus japonicus Indo-West Pacific 4.4 SL 1941
Bathyphylax bombifrons Indo-West Pacific 9.3 SL 1934
Bathyphylax omen Indian Ocean 1966
Bathyphylax pruvosti Central Pacific 11.9 SL 2006
Halimochirurgus alcocki Indo-West Pacific 21.6 SL 1913
Halimochirurgus centriscoides Longsnout spikefish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1899
Hollardia goslinei Hawaiian spikefish Eastern Central Pacific 14.4 SL 1968
Hollardia hollardi Reticulate spikefish Western Atlantic 11.5 SL 1861
Hollardia meadi Spotted spikefish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1966
Johnsonina eriomma Western Central Atlantic 1934
Macrorhamphosodes platycheilus Trumpetsnout spikefish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1934
Macrorhamphosodes uradoi Trumpetsnout Indo-West Pacific 16.5 SL 1933
Mephisto fraserbrunneri Indian Ocean 1966
Parahollardia lineata Jambeau Western Atlantic 20 TL 1935
Parahollardia schmidti Western Central Atlantic 1959
Paratriacanthodes abei Northwest Pacific 1997
Paratriacanthodes herrei Indo-Pacific. 8 TL 1934
Paratriacanthodes retrospinis Sawspine spikefish Indo-Pacific 12 SL 1934
Triacanthodes anomalus Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1850
Triacanthodes ethiops Shortsnout spikefish Indo-West Pacific 8.5 SL 1894
Triacanthodes indicus Western Indian Ocean. 1982
Triacanthodes intermedius Western Pacific 7.1 SL 1984
Tydemania navigatoris Fleshy-lipped spikefish Indo-West Pacific 12 SL 1913



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