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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Stomiidae Barbeled dragonfishes
Subfamily: Idiacanthinae
Genus: Idiacanthus

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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Reyes, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Idiacanthus antrostomus Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Idiacanthus antrostomus
[Pacific blackdragon]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Subtropical to temperate
Max. Length 53 cm SL
Idiacanthus atlanticus Brauer, 1906

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Idiacanthus atlanticus
[Black dragonfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Atlantic
Max. Length 48.9 cm SL
Idiacanthus fasciola Peters, 1877

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Idiacanthus fasciola
[Ribbon sawtail fish]
3 Species of Family Stomiidae with Genus Idiacanthus
(Barbeled dragonfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1890 Idiacanthus antrostomus Pacific blackdragon Eastern Pacific 38 TL
1906 Idiacanthus atlanticus Black dragonfish Subtropical to temperate 53 SL
1877 Idiacanthus fasciola Ribbon sawtail fish North Atlantic 48.9 SL



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