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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Notacanthiformes
Family: Notacanthidae Deep-sea spiny eels

Genus: Notacanthus

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific

Notacanthus abbotti Fowler, 1934

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Notacanthus abbotti
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Notacanthus bonaparte Risso, 1840

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Notacanthus bonaparte
[Shortfin spiny eel]

Photo by Román Marcote, E.

Worldwide except in tropi
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Notacanthus chemnitzii Bloch, 1788

Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Notacanthus chemnitzii
[Spiny eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Notacanthus indicus
[]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Notacanthus sexspinis Richardson, 1846

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Notacanthus sexspinis
[Spiny-back eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Notacanthus spinosus
[]
6 Species of Family Notacanthidae with Genus Notacanthus
(Deep-sea spiny eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1934 Notacanthus abbotti Western Pacific
1840 Notacanthus bonaparte Shortfin spiny eel Eastern Atlantic 26 TL
1788 Notacanthus chemnitzii Spiny eel Worldwide except in tropi 120 TL
1909 Notacanthus indicus Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1846 Notacanthus sexspinis Spiny-back eel Southeast Atlantic 60 TL
1899 Notacanthus spinosus Eastern Central Pacific



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