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Family: Congiopodidae Racehorses or pigfishes



(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Southwest Pacific

 
Alertichthys blacki
[Alert pigfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Congiopodus coriaceus
[Deepsea pigfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Congiopodus kieneri
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Congiopodus leucopaecilus
[Southern pigfish]

Photo by Main, A.J.

Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 27.1 cm SL
Congiopodus peruvianus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Main, A.J.
 
Congiopodus peruvianus
[Horsefish]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Congiopodus spinifer (Smith, 1839)

Photo by FAO
 
Congiopodus spinifer
[Spinenose horsefish]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Congiopodus torvus (Gronow, 1772)

Photo by FAO
 
Congiopodus torvus
[Smooth horsefish]

Photo by FAO

Southern Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Zanclorhynchus spinifer Günther, 1880

Photo by FAO
 
Zanclorhynchus spinifer
[Antarctic horsefish]
8 Species of Family Congiopodidae
(Racehorses or pigfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1960 Alertichthys blacki Alert pigfish Southwest Pacific
1979 Congiopodus coriaceus Deepsea pigfish Southwest Pacific
1878 Congiopodus kieneri Southeast Pacific
1846 Congiopodus leucopaecilus Southern pigfish Southwest Pacific 35 TL
1829 Congiopodus peruvianus Horsefish Southeast Pacific and Sou 27.1 SL
1839 Congiopodus spinifer Spinenose horsefish Southeast Atlantic 45 TL
1772 Congiopodus torvus Smooth horsefish Southeast Atlantic 76 TL
1880 Zanclorhynchus spinifer Antarctic horsefish Southern Ocean 40 TL



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