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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Melanocetidae Black Seadevils

Genus: Melanocetus

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Eastern Central Pacific

 
Melanocetus eustalus
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Tropical to temperate par
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Melanocetus johnsonii Günther, 1864

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Melanocetus johnsonii
[Humpback anglerfish]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Tropical to temperate par
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Melanocetus murrayi Günther, 1887

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Melanocetus murrayi
[Murray's abyssal anglerfish]
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Melanocetus niger
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Apparently restricted to
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Melanocetus polyactis
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Southern Ocean
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Melanocetus rossi
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Melanocetus eustalus Eastern Central Pacific 1980
Melanocetus johnsonii Humpback anglerfish Tropical to temperate par 18 TL 1864
Melanocetus murrayi Murray's abyssal anglerfish Tropical to temperate par 12 TL 1887
Melanocetus niger Eastern Pacific 11 TL 1925
Melanocetus polyactis Apparently restricted to 8.2 SL 1925
Melanocetus rossi Southern Ocean 11.8 SL 1981



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