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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Batrachoidiformes
Family: Batrachoididae Toadfishes
Subfamily: Thalassophryninae
Genus: Thalassophryne

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South America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Thalassophryne amazonica Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G.
 
Thalassophryne amazonica
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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thalassophryne maculosa Günther, 1861

Photo by Photo by Kolding, J.
 
Thalassophryne maculosa
[Cano toadfish]



Western Central Atlantic

Thalassophryne megalops Bean & Weed, 1910

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Thalassophryne megalops
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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 14.4 cm NG
Thalassophryne montevidensis (Berg, 1893)

Photo by Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Thalassophryne montevidensis
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14.0 cm SL
Thalassophryne nattereri Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Thalassophryne nattereri
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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Thalassophryne punctata Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Duarte, L.A.G.
 
Thalassophryne punctata
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6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Thalassophryne amazonica South America 9.3 SL 1876
Thalassophryne maculosa Cano toadfish Western Central Atlantic 20 TL 1861
Thalassophryne megalops Western Central Atlantic 1910
Thalassophryne montevidensis Southwest Atlantic 14.4 NG 1893
Thalassophryne nattereri Western Atlantic 14.0 SL 1876
Thalassophryne punctata Southwest Atlantic 15.8 SL 1876



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