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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Gonostomatidae Bristlemouths

Genus: Cyclothone

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Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Cyclothone acclinidens Garman, 1899

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Cyclothone acclinidens
[Benttooth bristlemouth]



Circumglobal. Atlantic O
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Cyclothone alba Brauer, 1906

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Cyclothone alba
[Bristlemouth]



North Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Cyclothone atraria Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Cyclothone atraria
[Deep-water bristlemouth]



Atlantic, Indian and Sout
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Cyclothone braueri Jespersen & Tåning, 1926

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Cyclothone braueri
[Garrick]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Cyclothone kobayashii
[Kobayashi's bristlemouth]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Cyclothone livida Brauer, 1902

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Cyclothone livida
[]



Widely distributed in all
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL
Cyclothone microdon (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Cyclothone microdon
[Veiled anglemouth]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Cyclothone obscura Brauer, 1902

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Cyclothone obscura
[Hidden bristlemouth]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Cyclothone pallida Brauer, 1902

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Cyclothone pallida
[Tan bristlemouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Cyclothone parapallida
[Shadow bristlemouth]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Cyclothone pseudopallida Mukhacheva, 1964

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Cyclothone pseudopallida
[Slender bristlemouth]



Mediterranean Sea endemic
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Cyclothone pygmaea Jespersen & Tåning, 1926

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Cyclothone pygmaea
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Cyclothone signata Garman, 1899

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Cyclothone signata
[Showy bristlemouth]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cyclothone acclinidens Benttooth bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6.5 SL 1899
Cyclothone alba Bristlemouth Circumglobal. Atlantic O 3.4 SL 1906
Cyclothone atraria Deep-water bristlemouth North Pacific 6.2 SL 1905
Cyclothone braueri Garrick Atlantic, Indian and Sout 3.8 SL 1926
Cyclothone kobayashii Kobayashi's bristlemouth Southern Ocean 4.2 SL 1994
Cyclothone livida Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1902
Cyclothone microdon Veiled anglemouth Widely distributed in all 7.6 TL 1878
Cyclothone obscura Hidden bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6.6 SL 1902
Cyclothone pallida Tan bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 7.5 SL 1902
Cyclothone parapallida Shadow bristlemouth Atlantic Ocean 6.7 SL 1982
Cyclothone pseudopallida Slender bristlemouth Atlantic, Indian and Paci 5.8 SL 1964
Cyclothone pygmaea Mediterranean Sea endemic 2.9 SL 1926
Cyclothone signata Showy bristlemouth Eastern Pacific 3 TL 1899



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