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Family: Cymothoidae (See list of species below)

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66 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Agarna cumulus
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Anilocra australis
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Anilocra frontalis
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Anilocra gigantea
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Anilocra haemuli
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Anilocra koolanae
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Anilocra laticauda
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Anilocra longicauda
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Anilocra monoma
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Anilocra physodes
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Anilocra pilchardi
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Anilocra pomacentri
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Catoessa gruneri
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Ceratothoa angulata
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Ceratothoa carinata
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Ceratothoa collaris
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Ceratothoa curvicauda
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Ceratothoa guttata
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Ceratothoa imbricata
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Ceratothoa italica
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Ceratothoa oestroides
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Ceratothoa oxyrrhynchaena
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Ceratothoa parallela
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Ceratothoa retusa
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Ceratothoa transversa
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Colombia physodes
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Cymothoa excisa
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Cymothoa hermani
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Cymothoa indica
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Cymothoa oestrum
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Cymothoa spinipalpa
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Elthusa alvaradoensis
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Elthusa arnoglossi
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Elthusa epinepheli
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Elthusa parabothi
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Elthusa raynaudii
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Elthusa tropicalis
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Emetha audouini
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Glossobius anctus
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Glossobius auritus
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Glossobius hemiramphi
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Glossobius impressus
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Ichthyoxenos asymmetrica
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Idusa dieuzeidei
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Irona philippinensis
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Joryma sawayah
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Lironeca desterroensis
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Livoneca redmanii
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Lobothorax typus
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Mothocya bohlkeorum
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Mothocya nana
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Mothocya xenobranchia
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Nerocila acuminata
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Nerocila arres
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Nerocila benrosei
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Nerocila bivittata
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Nerocila donghaiensis
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Nerocila excisa
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Nerocila heterozota
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Nerocila kisra
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Nerocila maculata
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Nerocila orbignyi
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Nerocila phaiopleura
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Norileca indica
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Olencira praegustator
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Renocila curtipinnata
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66 Species of Family Cymothoidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Agarna cumulus Western Central Atlantic
Anilocra australis Western Central Pacific.
Anilocra frontalis Atlantic and the Mediterr
Anilocra gigantea Western Central Pacific
Anilocra haemuli Western Atlantic.
Anilocra koolanae Eastern Indian Ocean
Anilocra laticauda Western Central Atlantic.
Anilocra longicauda Western Central Pacific.
Anilocra monoma Western Indian Ocean
Anilocra physodes Northeast Atlantic and th
Anilocra pilchardi Mediterranean Sea
Anilocra pomacentri Eastern Indian Ocean
Catoessa gruneri Western Indian Ocean
Ceratothoa angulata Western Central Pacific
Ceratothoa carinata Western Central Pacific
Ceratothoa collaris Mediterranean Sea
Ceratothoa curvicauda Northwest Atlantic.
Ceratothoa guttata Indo-West Pacific 7.40000009536743 TL
Ceratothoa imbricata Southwest Pacific.
Ceratothoa italica Eastern Central Atlantic
Ceratothoa oestroides Eastern Central Atlantic
Ceratothoa oxyrrhynchaena Indo-Pacific, Atlantic an
Ceratothoa parallela Northeast Atlantic and th
Ceratothoa retusa Indo-West Pacific 3.38000011444092 TL
Ceratothoa transversa Western Central Atlantic
Colombia physodes Northeast Atlantic and th
Cymothoa excisa Western Central Atlantic.
Cymothoa hermani Eastern Indian Ocean
Cymothoa indica Eastern Indian Ocean.
Cymothoa oestrum Western Central Atlantic.
Cymothoa spinipalpa Southwest Atlantic.
Elthusa alvaradoensis Western Central Atlantic. 2.63 TL
Elthusa arnoglossi Western Central Pacific.
Elthusa epinepheli Western Central Pacific.
Elthusa parabothi Western Central Pacific
Elthusa raynaudii Southwest Pacific
Elthusa tropicalis Western Central Atlantic
Emetha audouini Mediterranean Sea
Glossobius anctus Tropical and subtropical 3.40000009536743 TL
Glossobius auritus Atlantic and Indo-West Pa 3.27999997138977 TL
Glossobius hemiramphi Atlantic Ocean. 3.69000005722046 TL
Glossobius impressus Tropical and subtropical 4 TL
Ichthyoxenos asymmetrica Western Indian Ocean
Idusa dieuzeidei Mediterranean Sea
Irona philippinensis Western Central Pacific
Joryma sawayah Western Indian Ocean
Lironeca desterroensis Southwest Atlantic
Livoneca redmanii Western Atlantic.
Lobothorax typus Northwest Pacific
Mothocya bohlkeorum Western Central Atlantic.
Mothocya nana Western Atlantic.
Mothocya xenobranchia Western Central Atlantic.
Nerocila acuminata Western Central Atlantic.
Nerocila arres Western Indian Ocean
Nerocila benrosei Western Central Atlantic
Nerocila bivittata Mediterranean Sea.
Nerocila donghaiensis Northwest Pacific.
Nerocila excisa Western Central Pacific
Nerocila heterozota Indo-West Pacific.
Nerocila kisra Western Indian Ocean
Nerocila maculata Northeast Atlantic and th
Nerocila orbignyi Mediterranean Sea.
Nerocila phaiopleura Western Indian Ocean
Norileca indica Western Central Pacific.
Olencira praegustator Western Atlantic
Renocila curtipinnata Eastern Indian Ocean



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