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Family: Brachionichthyidae Handfishes



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14 species (see list below)

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Southern Indian to Pacifi
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Brachionichthys australis
[Australian spotted handfish]

Photo by MNHN

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Brachionichthys hirsutus (Lacepède, 1804)

Photo by MNHN
 
Brachionichthys hirsutus
[Spotted Handfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus dianthus
[Pink Handfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus dossenus
[Humpback Handfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus ziebelli
[Ziebell’s Handfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Pezichthys amplispinus
[Cockatoo Handfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Pezichthys compressus
[Narrowbody Handfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Pezichthys eltanini
[Eltanin handfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.0 cm SL

 
Pezichthys macropinnis
[Longfin handfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Pezichthys nigrocilium
[Eyelash handfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Sympterichthys moultoni
[Moulton’s handfish]

Photo by Hall, D.J.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Sympterichthys politus (Richardson, 1844)

Photo by Hall, D.J.
 
Sympterichthys politus
[Red handfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Sympterichthys unipennis
[Smooth handfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.3 cm TL

 
Thymichthys verrucosus
[Warty handfish]
14 Species of Family Brachionichthyidae
(Handfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2007 Brachionichthys australis Australian spotted handfish Southern Indian to Pacifi 6.3 SL
1804 Brachionichthys hirsutus Spotted Handfish Southwest Pacific 15 TL
2009 Brachiopsilus dianthus Pink Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.9 SL
2009 Brachiopsilus dossenus Humpback Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 SL
2009 Brachiopsilus ziebelli Ziebell’s Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.7 SL
2009 Pezichthys amplispinus Cockatoo Handfish Southwest Pacific 4.6 SL
2009 Pezichthys compressus Narrowbody Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 4.2 SL
2009 Pezichthys eltanini Eltanin handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 3.6 SL
2009 Pezichthys macropinnis Longfin handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 2.0 SL
2009 Pezichthys nigrocilium Eyelash handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 4.1 SL
2009 Sympterichthys moultoni Moulton’s handfish Southwest Pacific 4.5 SL
1844 Sympterichthys politus Red handfish Southwest Pacific 9 SL
1817 Sympterichthys unipennis Smooth handfish Southwest Pacific 4.4 SL
1918 Thymichthys verrucosus Warty handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.3 TL



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