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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Stomiidae Barbeled dragonfishes
Subfamily: Idiacanthinae
Genus: Idiacanthus

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Idiacanthus antrostomus Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Idiacanthus antrostomus
[Pacific blackdragon]



Subtropical to temperate
Max. Length 53 cm SL
Idiacanthus atlanticus Brauer, 1906

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Idiacanthus atlanticus
[Black dragonfish]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 48.9 cm SL
Idiacanthus fasciola Peters, 1877

Photo by Photo by Tibbatts, B.
 
Idiacanthus fasciola
[Ribbon sawtail fish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Idiacanthus antrostomus Pacific blackdragon Eastern Pacific 38 TL 1890
Idiacanthus atlanticus Black dragonfish Subtropical to temperate 53 SL 1906
Idiacanthus fasciola Ribbon sawtail fish North Atlantic 48.9 SL 1877



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