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Family: Ischnomesidae (See list of species below)

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32 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Haplomesus angustus
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Haplomesus biscayensis
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Haplomesus celticensis
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Haplomesus corniculatus
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Haplomesus franklinae
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Haplomesus gorbunovi
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Haplomesus hanseni
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Haplomesus longiramus
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Haplomesus tropicalis
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Hetemmesus ctenobasius
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Heteromesus bifurcatus
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Heteromesus calcar
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Heteromesus dentatus
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Heteromesus drachi
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Heteromesus frigidus
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Heteromesus granulatus
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Heteromesus greeni
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Heteromesus inaffectus
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Heteromesus longiremus
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Heteromesus oryktus
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Heteromesus schmidtii
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Heteromesus similis
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Heteromesus spinescens
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Heteromesus spinosus
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Heteromesus wolffi
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Ischnomesus bacillus
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Ischnomesus bruuni
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Ischnomesus justi
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Ischnomesus spaercki
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Ischnomesus tasmanensis
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Stylomesus inermis
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Stylomesus sarsi
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32 Species of Family Ischnomesidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Haplomesus angustus Northeast Atlantic and th 0.48 BL
Haplomesus biscayensis Northeast Atlantic
Haplomesus celticensis Northeast Atlantic 0.44 BL
Haplomesus corniculatus Antarctic Atlantic 0.42 BL
Haplomesus franklinae Southwest Pacific
Haplomesus gorbunovi Arctic Ocean.
Haplomesus hanseni Southwest Atlantic 0.49 BL
Haplomesus longiramus Northeast Atlantic
Haplomesus tropicalis Mediterranean and Caribbe 0.41 BL
Hetemmesus ctenobasius Northeast Atlantic.
Heteromesus bifurcatus Northwest Atlantic
Heteromesus calcar Northern Atlantic
Heteromesus dentatus Northeast Atlantic
Heteromesus drachi Eastern Central Atlantic
Heteromesus frigidus Northeast Atlantic
Heteromesus granulatus Northwest Atlantic
Heteromesus greeni Northeast Atlantic
Heteromesus inaffectus Northeast Atlantic
Heteromesus longiremus Northwest Atlantic
Heteromesus oryktus Northeast Atlantic
Heteromesus schmidtii Northeast Atlantic
Heteromesus similis Eastern Central Atlantic
Heteromesus spinescens Northwest Atlantic
Heteromesus spinosus Eastern Central Atlantic
Heteromesus wolffi Northern Atlantic
Ischnomesus bacillus Antarctic and Southern Pa 1.4 TL
Ischnomesus bruuni Southwest Pacific 1.35 TL
Ischnomesus justi Southwest Pacific
Ischnomesus spaercki Southwest Pacific 1.6 TL
Ischnomesus tasmanensis Southwest Pacific
Stylomesus inermis Antarctic Indian Ocean. 0.51 TL
Stylomesus sarsi Southwest Pacific



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