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Family: Congiopodidae Racehorses or pigfishes



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Alertichthys blacki
[Alert pigfish]
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Congiopodus coriaceus
[Deepsea pigfish]
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Congiopodus kieneri
[]
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Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Congiopodus leucopaecilus
[Southern pigfish]



Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 27.2 cm SL
Congiopodus peruvianus (Cuvier, 1829)

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Congiopodus peruvianus
[Horsefish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Congiopodus spinifer (Smith, 1839)

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Congiopodus spinifer
[Spinenose horsefish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Congiopodus torvus (Gronow, 1772)

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Congiopodus torvus
[Smooth horsefish]
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Zanclorhynchus chereshnevi
[Chereshnev’s horsefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Zanclorhynchus spinifer Günther, 1880

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Zanclorhynchus spinifer
[Antarctic horsefish]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alertichthys blacki Alert pigfish Southwest Pacific 1960
Congiopodus coriaceus Deepsea pigfish Southwest Pacific 1979
Congiopodus kieneri Southeast Pacific 1878
Congiopodus leucopaecilus Southern pigfish Southwest Pacific 35 TL 1846
Congiopodus peruvianus Horsefish Southeast Pacific and Sou 27.2 SL 1829
Congiopodus spinifer Spinenose horsefish Southeast Atlantic 45 TL 1839
Congiopodus torvus Smooth horsefish Southeast Atlantic 76 TL 1772
Zanclorhynchus chereshnevi Chereshnev’s horsefish Indian Ocean 2016
Zanclorhynchus spinifer Antarctic horsefish Southern Ocean 40 TL 1880



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