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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Stomiidae Barbeled dragonfishes
Subfamily: Melanostomiinae
Genus: Photonectes

(See list of species below)



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17 species
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Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Photonectes achirus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Photonectes albipennis (Döderlein, 1882)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Photonectes albipennis
[Whitepen dragonfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Photonectes barnetti
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 28.2 cm SL
Photonectes braueri (Zugmayer, 1913)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Photonectes braueri
[Brauer's dragonfish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Photonectes caerulescens
[Bulbless dragonfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL

 
Photonectes coffea
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Photonectes corynodes
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Photonectes dinema
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL
Photonectes gracilis Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by JAMARC
 
Photonectes gracilis
[Graceful dragonfish]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20.4 cm SL
Photonectes leucospilus Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Photonectes leucospilus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 39.6 cm SL
Photonectes margarita (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Photonectes margarita
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Photonectes mirabilis
[Blueband dragonfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Photonectes munificus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL
Photonectes parvimanus Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by SFSA
 
Photonectes parvimanus
[Fleshyfin dragonfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific Ocean; P
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Photonectes paxtoni
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Photonectes phyllopogon
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Photonectes waitti
[]



17 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Photonectes achirus Northwest Atlantic 8.7 SL 1930
Photonectes albipennis Whitepen dragonfish Western Pacific 30 SL 1882
Photonectes barnetti Pacific Ocean 4.2 SL 2011
Photonectes braueri Brauer's dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 28.2 SL 1913
Photonectes caerulescens Bulbless dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1930
Photonectes coffea Pacific Ocean 14.9 SL 2011
Photonectes corynodes Pacific Ocean 2.4 SL 2011
Photonectes dinema Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1930
Photonectes gracilis Graceful dragonfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 20.8 SL 1896
Photonectes leucospilus Eastern Atlantic 20.4 SL 1930
Photonectes margarita Eastern Atlantic 39.6 SL 1896
Photonectes mirabilis Blueband dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 16.4 SL 1927
Photonectes munificus Southeast Pacific 1968
Photonectes parvimanus Fleshyfin dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 24.5 SL 1930
Photonectes paxtoni Western Pacific Ocean; P 2.3 SL 2012
Photonectes phyllopogon Eastern Atlantic 10 SL 1930
Photonectes waitti Indo-Pacific 7.4 SL 2012



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