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Bassozetus compressus.jpg
Bassozetus compressus
Bassozetus taenia.jpg
Bassozetus taenia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Ophidiidae
Subfamily: Neobythitinae
Genus: Bassozetus
T. N. Gill, 1883

Bassozetus is a genus of cusk-eels found in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean.[1]


There are currently 13 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Bassozetus in FishBase. October 2016 version.
  2. ^ Tomiyama, S., Takami, M. & Fukui, A. (2015): Redescription of Bassozetus compressus (Günther 1878), a senior synonym of Bassozetus elongatus Smith and Radcliffe 1913 (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae). Ichthyological Research, 63 (2): 218-226.
  3. ^ Tomiyama, S., Takami, M. & Fukui, A. (2016): A new deepwater assfish, Bassozetus mozambiquensis sp. nov. (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae), from the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Research, 64 (1): 13–17.