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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Bythitidae Viviparous brotulas
Subfamily: Brosmophycinae
Genus: Lucifuga

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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.

Central America
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Lucifuga dentata Poey, 1858

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.
 
Lucifuga dentata
[Toothed Cuban cusk-eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Lucifuga inopinata
[]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Lucifuga lucayana Møller, Schwarzhans, Iliffe & Nielsen, 2006

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Lucifuga lucayana
[Lucaya cavebrotula]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Lucifuga simile
[]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Lucifuga spelaeotes Cohen & Robins, 1970

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Lucifuga spelaeotes
[New Providence cusk-eel]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Lucifuga subterranea
[Cuban cusk-eel]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Lucifuga teresinarum
[]
7 Species of Family Bythitidae with Genus Lucifuga
(Viviparous brotulas)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1858 Lucifuga dentata Toothed Cuban cusk-eel Central America 15.2 SL
1998 Lucifuga inopinata Southeast Pacific 10.1 SL
2006 Lucifuga lucayana Lucaya cavebrotula Western Atlantic 9.9 SL
1981 Lucifuga simile Central America 8.8 SL
1970 Lucifuga spelaeotes New Providence cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 10.9 SL
1858 Lucifuga subterranea Cuban cusk-eel Central America 9.4 SL
1988 Lucifuga teresinarum Central America 8.3 SL



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