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Family: Melanocetidae Black Seadevils



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Melanocetus eustalus Eastern Central Pacific 1980
Melanocetus johnsonii Humpback anglerfish Tropical to temperate par 18 TL 1864
Melanocetus murrayi Murray's abyssal anglerfish Tropical to temperate par 12 TL 1887
Melanocetus niger Eastern Pacific 11 TL 1925
Melanocetus polyactis Apparently restricted to 8.2 SL 1925
Melanocetus rossi Southern Ocean 11.8 SL 1981



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