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

Genus: Polyacanthonotus

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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Polyacanthonotus africanus (Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924)

Photo by SFSA
 
Polyacanthonotus africanus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Polyacanthonotus challengeri (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Polyacanthonotus challengeri
[Longnose tapirfish]
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Western Atlantic

 
Polyacanthonotus merretti
[]

Photo by DESCNA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9.5 cm ot
Polyacanthonotus rissoanus (De Filippi & Verany, 1857)

Photo by DESCNA
 
Polyacanthonotus rissoanus
[Smallmouth spiny eel]
4 Species of Family Notacanthidae with Genus Polyacanthonotus
(Deep-sea spiny eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1924 Polyacanthonotus africanus Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1888 Polyacanthonotus challengeri Longnose tapirfish North Pacific 60 TL
1984 Polyacanthonotus merretti Western Atlantic
1857 Polyacanthonotus rissoanus Smallmouth spiny eel Eastern Atlantic 9.5 ot



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