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Family: Caristiidae Manefishes

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14 species (see list below)

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Atlantic from Namibia to
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL

Caristius barsukovi

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Caristius fasciatus (Borodin, 1930)

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
Caristius fasciatus
[Greenland manefish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

Caristius japonicus
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic.
Max. Length 13 cm SL

Caristius litvinovi

Photo by Moukhametov, I.

North Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Caristius macropus (Bellotti, 1903)

Photo by Moukhametov, I.
Caristius macropus
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

Caristius walvisensis
No picture found
Southern Hemisphere
Max. Length 21.9 cm SL

Neocaristius heemstrai
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

Paracaristius aquilus
No picture found
North Atlantic. Western
Max. Length 30 cm SL

Paracaristius maderensis
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean.
Max. Length 20 cm SL

Paracaristius nemorosus
No picture found
Pacific, Indian and Atlan
Max. Length 22.3 cm SL

Paracaristius nudarcus
No picture found
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL

Platyberyx andriashevi

Photo by Mouritsen, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Platyberyx mauli Kukuev, Parin & Trunov, 2012

Photo by Mouritsen, R.
Platyberyx mauli

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic.
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Platyberyx opalescens Zugmayer, 1911

Photo by FAO
Platyberyx opalescens
14 Species of Family Caristiidae
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2013 Caristius barsukovi Atlantic from Namibia to 21.6 SL
1930 Caristius fasciatus Greenland manefish Atlantic Ocean 30 TL
1905 Caristius japonicus Southeast Pacific
2013 Caristius litvinovi Southeast Atlantic. 13 SL
1903 Caristius macropus Manefish North Pacific 32 TL
2013 Caristius walvisensis Southeast Atlantic 12.9 SL
2006 Neocaristius heemstrai Southern Hemisphere 21.9 SL
2011 Paracaristius aquilus Atlantic Ocean 19.2 SL
1949 Paracaristius maderensis North Atlantic. Western 30 SL
2011 Paracaristius nemorosus Atlantic Ocean. 20 SL
2011 Paracaristius nudarcus Pacific, Indian and Atlan 22.3 SL
2012 Platyberyx andriashevi Circumglobal. 18.5 SL
2012 Platyberyx mauli Eastern Atlantic 14 SL
1911 Platyberyx opalescens Eastern Atlantic. 7.3 SL

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