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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Brachionichthyidae Handfishes

Genus: Brachiopsilus

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3 species (see list below)

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus dianthus
[Pink Handfish]
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus dossenus
[Humpback Handfish]
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus ziebelli
[Ziebell’s Handfish]
3 Species of Family Brachionichthyidae with Genus Brachiopsilus
(Handfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2009 Brachiopsilus dianthus Pink Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.9 SL
2009 Brachiopsilus dossenus Humpback Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 SL
2009 Brachiopsilus ziebelli Ziebell’s Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.7 SL



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013