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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Microdesmidae Wormfishes
Subfamily: Microdesminae
Genus: Microdesmus

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Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Microdesmus aethiopicus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific.

 
Microdesmus affinis
[Olivaceous wormfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Microdesmus africanus
[]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Microdesmus bahianus Dawson, 1973

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Microdesmus bahianus
[]

Photo by Smith, D.G.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Microdesmus carri Gilbert, 1966

Photo by Smith, D.G.
 
Microdesmus carri
[Stippled wormfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Microdesmus dipus
[Banded worm goby]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific

Microdesmus dorsipunctatus Dawson, 1968

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Microdesmus dorsipunctatus
[Spotback wormfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Microdesmus hildebrandi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Microdesmus intermedius
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Microdesmus knappi
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Microdesmus lanceolatus
[Lancetail wormfish]

Photo by Smith, D.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Microdesmus longipinnis (Weymouth, 1910)

Photo by Smith, D.G.
 
Microdesmus longipinnis
[Pink wormfish]
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Microdesmus luscus
[Blind wormfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Microdesmus multiradiatus
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Microdesmus retropinnis Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Microdesmus retropinnis
[Rearfin wormfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL

 
Microdesmus suttkusi
[Spotside wormfish]



16 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Microdesmus aethiopicus Eastern Central Atlantic 5.7 SL 1927
Microdesmus affinis Olivaceous wormfish Eastern Central Pacific. 1928
Microdesmus africanus Eastern Central Atlantic 7.4 SL 1979
Microdesmus bahianus Western Atlantic 5.1 SL 1973
Microdesmus carri Stippled wormfish Western Central Atlantic 5.3 SL 1966
Microdesmus dipus Banded worm goby Eastern Central Pacific 8.8 SL 1864
Microdesmus dorsipunctatus Spotback wormfish Eastern Central Pacific 1968
Microdesmus hildebrandi Eastern Pacific 1936
Microdesmus intermedius Eastern Pacific 1928
Microdesmus knappi Eastern Pacific 1972
Microdesmus lanceolatus Lancetail wormfish Western Atlantic 6 TL 1962
Microdesmus longipinnis Pink wormfish Western Atlantic 27 TL 1910
Microdesmus luscus Blind wormfish Western Atlantic 4.6 SL 1977
Microdesmus multiradiatus Eastern Pacific 1928
Microdesmus retropinnis Rearfin wormfish Eastern Central Pacific 11 TL 1882
Microdesmus suttkusi Spotside wormfish Eastern Central Pacific 10.4 SL 1966



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