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Family: Monhysteridae (See list of species below)

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41 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Amphimonhystera anechma
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Cobbia trefusiaeformis
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Diplolaimella ocellata
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Diplolaimella punicea
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Diplolaimelloides altherri
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Diplolaimelloides deconincki
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Echinotheristus cimbricus
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Echinotheristus teutonicus
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Gammarinema gammari
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Gammarinema ligiae
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Gonionchus villosus
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Metadesmolaimus aduncus
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Metadesmolaimus hamatus
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Metadesmolaimus labiosetosus
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Metadesmolaimus pandus
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Metadesmolaimus tersus
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Monhystera disjuncta
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Monhystera elegantula
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Monhystera filicaudata
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Monhystera filiformis
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Monhystera islandica
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Monhystera luisae
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Monhystera macquariensis
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Monhystera macramphis
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Monhystera microphthalma
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Monhystera multisetosa
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Monhystera parasimplex
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Monhystera parva
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Monhystera refringens
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Monhystera septentrionalis
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Monhystera similis
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Monhystera socialis
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Monhystera trichura
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Paramonohystera elliptica
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Paramonohystera pellucida
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Promonhystera faber
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Rhynchonema lyngei
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Rhynchonema scutatum
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Theristus acer
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Theristus otoplanobius
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Theristus problematicus
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41 Species of Family Monhysteridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Amphimonhystera anechma Northeast Atlantic
Cobbia trefusiaeformis Northeast Atlantic
Diplolaimella ocellata Northeast Atlantic
Diplolaimella punicea Northeast Atlantic
Diplolaimelloides altherri Northeast Atlantic
Diplolaimelloides deconincki Northeast Atlantic
Echinotheristus cimbricus Northeast Atlantic
Echinotheristus teutonicus Northeast Atlantic
Gammarinema gammari Northeast Atlantic
Gammarinema ligiae Northeast Atlantic
Gonionchus villosus Northeast Atlantic
Metadesmolaimus aduncus Northeast Atlantic
Metadesmolaimus hamatus Northeast Atlantic
Metadesmolaimus labiosetosus Northeast Atlantic
Metadesmolaimus pandus Northeast Atlantic
Metadesmolaimus tersus Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera disjuncta Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera elegantula Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera filicaudata Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera filiformis Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera islandica Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera luisae Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera macquariensis Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera macramphis Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera microphthalma Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera multisetosa Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera parasimplex Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera parva Northwest Atlantic.
Monhystera refringens Northern Atlantic
Monhystera septentrionalis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Monhystera similis Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera socialis Northeast Atlantic
Monhystera trichura Northeast Atlantic
Paramonohystera elliptica Northeast Atlantic
Paramonohystera pellucida Northeast Atlantic
Promonhystera faber Northeast Atlantic
Rhynchonema lyngei Northeast Atlantic
Rhynchonema scutatum Northeast Atlantic
Theristus acer Northeast Atlantic
Theristus otoplanobius Northeast Atlantic
Theristus problematicus Northeast Atlantic



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