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Family: Brachionichthyidae Handfishes



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14 species
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Southern Indian to Pacifi
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Brachionichthys australis Last, Gledhill & Holmes, 2007

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Brachionichthys australis
[Australian spotted handfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Brachionichthys hirsutus (Lacepède, 1804)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Brachionichthys hirsutus
[Spotted Handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.0 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus dianthus
[Pink Handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus dossenus
[Humpback Handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Brachiopsilus ziebelli
[Ziebell’s Handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Pezichthys amplispinus
[Cockatoo Handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Pezichthys compressus
[Narrowbody Handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Pezichthys eltanini
[Eltanin handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Pezichthys macropinnis
[Longfin handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Pezichthys nigrocilium
[Eyelash handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Sympterichthys moultoni
[Moulton’s handfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Sympterichthys politus (Richardson, 1844)

Photo by Photo by Hall, D.J.
 
Sympterichthys politus
[Red handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Sympterichthys unipennis
[Smooth handfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm TL

 
Thymichthys verrucosus
[Warty handfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brachionichthys australis Australian spotted handfish Southern Indian to Pacifi 6.4 SL 2007
Brachionichthys hirsutus Spotted Handfish Southwest Pacific 15 TL 1804
Brachiopsilus dianthus Pink Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 10.0 SL 2009
Brachiopsilus dossenus Humpback Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 SL 2009
Brachiopsilus ziebelli Ziebell’s Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2009
Pezichthys amplispinus Cockatoo Handfish Southwest Pacific 4.6 SL 2009
Pezichthys compressus Narrowbody Handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 4.2 SL 2009
Pezichthys eltanini Eltanin handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 3.6 SL 2009
Pezichthys macropinnis Longfin handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 2.1 SL 2009
Pezichthys nigrocilium Eyelash handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 4.1 SL 2009
Sympterichthys moultoni Moulton’s handfish Southwest Pacific 4.5 SL 2009
Sympterichthys politus Red handfish Southwest Pacific 9 SL 1844
Sympterichthys unipennis Smooth handfish Southwest Pacific 4.4 SL 1817
Thymichthys verrucosus Warty handfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.3 TL 1918



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