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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Polymixiiformes
Family: Polymixiidae Beardfishes

Genus: Polymixia

(See list of species below)



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10 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 47.5 cm SL
Polymixia berndti Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Polymixia berndti
[Pacific beardfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL

 
Polymixia busakhini
[Busakhin's beardfish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL

 
Polymixia fusca
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Polymixia japonica Günther, 1877

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Polymixia japonica
[Silver eye]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Polymixia longispina Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Polymixia longispina
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Polymixia lowei Günther, 1859

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Polymixia lowei
[Beardfish]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Polymixia nobilis Lowe, 1836

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Polymixia nobilis
[Stout beardfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Polymixia salagomeziensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 25.2 cm SL

 
Polymixia sazonovi
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 18.8 cm SL

 
Polymixia yuri
[]
10 Species of Family Polymixiidae with Genus Polymixia
(Beardfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1905 Polymixia berndti Pacific beardfish Indo-Pacific 47.5 SL
1992 Polymixia busakhini Busakhin's beardfish Indo-West Pacific. 20.3 SL
1970 Polymixia fusca Indian Ocean. 23.5 SL
1877 Polymixia japonica Silver eye Western Pacific 30 SL
1983 Polymixia longispina Northeast Pacific 14.2 SL
1859 Polymixia lowei Beardfish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1836 Polymixia nobilis Stout beardfish Eastern Atlantic 48 TL
1991 Polymixia salagomeziensis Southeast Pacific 19.7 SL
1992 Polymixia sazonovi Northwest Pacific. 25.2 SL
1982 Polymixia yuri Southeast Pacific 18.8 SL



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