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Family: Thompsoniidae (See list of species below)

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21 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Diplothylacus calappae
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Diplothylacus taiwanensis
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Diplothylacus thalamitae
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Polysaccus japonicus
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Polysaccus mediterraneus
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Pottsia plesionikae
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Thompsonia affinis
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Thompsonia dofleini
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Thompsonia globosa
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Thompsonia japonica
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Thompsonia littoralis
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Thompsonia sinensis
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Thylacoplethus africanus
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Thylacoplethus cubensis
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Thylacoplethus edwardsi
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Thylacoplethus isaevae
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Thylacoplethus magellani
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Thylacoplethus orientalis
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Thylacoplethus pilodiae
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Thylacoplethus reinhardi
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Thylacoplethus squillae
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21 Species of Family Thompsoniidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Diplothylacus calappae Northwest Pacific
Diplothylacus taiwanensis Northwest Pacific
Diplothylacus thalamitae Western Central Pacific
Polysaccus japonicus Northwest Pacific
Polysaccus mediterraneus Mediterranean Sea
Pottsia plesionikae Western Central Atlantic
Thompsonia affinis Northwest Pacific
Thompsonia dofleini Western Central Pacific
Thompsonia globosa Western Central Pacific
Thompsonia japonica Northwest Pacific
Thompsonia littoralis Western Central Pacific. 0.13 TL
Thompsonia sinensis Pacific.
Thylacoplethus africanus Western Indian Ocean
Thylacoplethus cubensis Western Central Atlantic
Thylacoplethus edwardsi Indo-Pacific.
Thylacoplethus isaevae Northwest Pacific
Thylacoplethus magellani Southeast Pacific
Thylacoplethus orientalis Northwest Pacific
Thylacoplethus pilodiae Western Central Pacific 0.14 TL
Thylacoplethus reinhardi Northeast Pacific
Thylacoplethus squillae Northwest Pacific



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