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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Ophidiidae Cusk-eels
Subfamily: Brotulinae
Genus: Brotula

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 94 cm TL
Brotula barbata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Brotula barbata
[Bearded brotula]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Brotula clarkae Hubbs, 1944

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Brotula clarkae
[Pacific bearded brotula]
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Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Brotula flaviviridis
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Brotula multibarbata Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Brotula multibarbata
[Goatsbeard brotula]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Brotula ordwayi Hildebrand & Barton, 1949

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Brotula ordwayi
[Ordway's brotula]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Brotula townsendi Fowler, 1900

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Brotula townsendi
[Townsend's cusk eel]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brotula barbata Bearded brotula Western Atlantic 94 TL 1801
Brotula clarkae Pacific bearded brotula Eastern Central Pacific 115 TL 1944
Brotula flaviviridis Western Pacific 15.1 SL 2005
Brotula multibarbata Goatsbeard brotula Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1846
Brotula ordwayi Ordway's brotula Southeast Pacific 75 TL 1949
Brotula townsendi Townsend's cusk eel Pacific Ocean 75 TL 1900



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