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Pachycara sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Zoarcidae
Genus: Pachycara
Zugmayer, 1911

Pachycara is a genus of eelpouts found in Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Pacific Ocean.


There are currently 28 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Anderson, M.E., Somerville, R. & Copley, J.T. (2016): A new species of Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911 (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from deep-sea chemosynthetic environments in the Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa, 4066 (1): 71-77.
  2. ^ Corbella, C. & Møller, P.R. (2014): Description of a new deep-sea eelpout Pachycara matallanasi sp. nov. from the Solomon Sea (western South Pacific Ocean). Marine Biology Research, 11 (2): 180–187.
  3. ^ Shinohara, G. (2012). "A New Deep-sea Eelpout, Pachycara moelleri (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) from Japan" (PDF). Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Ser. A, Supplement No. 6: 51–58.