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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Lophiidae Goosefishes

Genus: Lophius

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lophius americanus American angler Western Atlantic 120 TL 1837
Lophius budegassa Blackbellied angler Eastern Atlantic 100 SL 1807
Lophius gastrophysus Blackfin goosefish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1915
Lophius litulon Yellow goosefish Northwest Pacific 150 SL 1902
Lophius piscatorius Angler Eastern Atlantic 200 SL 1758
Lophius vaillanti Shortspine African angler Eastern Atlantic 80.3 TL 1903
Lophius vomerinus Devil anglerfish Southeast Atlantic 100 TL 1837



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