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Family: Microstomatidae Pencil smelts



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19 species (see list below)

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Photo by Costa, F.

Probably worldwide in tro
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Microstoma microstoma (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Microstoma microstoma
[Slender argentine]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Nansenia ahlstromi
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Nansenia antarctica
[]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Nansenia ardesiaca Jordan & Thompson, 1914

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Nansenia ardesiaca
[Robust smallmouth]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic.
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Nansenia atlantica
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 22.2 cm SL

 
Nansenia candida
[Bluethroat argentine]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 26.6 cm SL

 
Nansenia crassa
[Stout argentine]

Photo by Mouritsen, R.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL
Nansenia groenlandica (Reinhardt, 1840)

Photo by Mouritsen, R.
 
Nansenia groenlandica
[Greenland argentine]
No picture found
Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Nansenia iberica
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.7 cm

 
Nansenia indica
[]
No picture found
Pacific and Atlantic.
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Nansenia longicauda
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Nansenia macrolepis (Gilchrist, 1922)

Photo by SFSA
 
Nansenia macrolepis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic.
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL

 
Nansenia megalopa
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Nansenia oblita (Facciolà, 1887)

Photo by FAO
 
Nansenia oblita
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Nansenia obscura
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic, and w
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Nansenia pelagica
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Nansenia tenera
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Nansenia tenuicauda
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Xenophthalmichthys danae
[]
19 Species of Family Microstomatidae
(Pencil smelts)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1810 Microstoma microstoma Slender argentine Probably worldwide in tro 21 TL
1984 Nansenia ahlstromi Indo-West Pacific. 9.5 SL
1984 Nansenia antarctica Southern Ocean 22 SL
1914 Nansenia ardesiaca Robust smallmouth Indo-West Pacific. 20 SL
1962 Nansenia atlantica Eastern Atlantic. 16.8 SL
1958 Nansenia candida Bluethroat argentine Northeast Pacific 22.2 SL
1965 Nansenia crassa Stout argentine Eastern Pacific 26.6 SL
1840 Nansenia groenlandica Greenland argentine North Atlantic 24.5 SL
1985 Nansenia iberica Mediterranean Sea 25 SL
1992 Nansenia indica Western Indian Ocean 10.7
1984 Nansenia longicauda Pacific and Atlantic. 13.3 SL
1922 Nansenia macrolepis Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1984 Nansenia megalopa Eastern Atlantic. 13.9 SL
1887 Nansenia oblita Eastern Atlantic 18 SL
1992 Nansenia obscura Western Indian Ocean 15.2 SL
1984 Nansenia pelagica Southwest Atlantic, and w 10.8 SL
1984 Nansenia tenera Southeast Atlantic 11.2 SL
1984 Nansenia tenuicauda Southwest Atlantic 8.4 SL
1925 Xenophthalmichthys danae Eastern Atlantic 10 SL



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