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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Chlorophthalmidae Greeneyes

Genus: Chlorophthalmus

(See list of species below)



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Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Chlorophthalmus acutifrons Hiyama, 1940

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Chlorophthalmus acutifrons
[Greeneye]



Circumglobal in temperate
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorophthalmus agassizi Bonaparte, 1840

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Chlorophthalmus agassizi
[Shortnose greeneye]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Chlorophthalmus albatrossis Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Chlorophthalmus albatrossis
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Eastern Atlantic.
Max. Length 25 cm
Chlorophthalmus atlanticus Poll, 1953

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chlorophthalmus atlanticus
[Atlantic greeneye]



Western Pacific

Chlorophthalmus borealis Kuronuma & Yamaguchi, 1941

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Chlorophthalmus borealis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.2 cm TL

 
Chlorophthalmus brasiliensis
[]
No picture found


 
Chlorophthalmus chalybeius
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Chlorophthalmus corniger Alcock, 1894

Photo by Photo by Bineesh, K K
 
Chlorophthalmus corniger
[Spinyjaw greeneye]
No picture found


 
Chlorophthalmus ichthyandri
[]



Eastern Central Pacific.

Chlorophthalmus mento Garman, 1899

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Chlorophthalmus mento
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Chlorophthalmus nigromarginatus Kamohara, 1953

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Chlorophthalmus nigromarginatus
[Blackedge greeneye]
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Chlorophthalmus pectoralis
[]
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Chlorophthalmus proridens
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Chlorophthalmus punctatus Gilchrist, 1904

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chlorophthalmus punctatus
[Spotted greeneye]
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Chlorophthalmus zvezdae
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15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chlorophthalmus acutifrons Greeneye Western Pacific 30 TL 1940
Chlorophthalmus agassizi Shortnose greeneye Circumglobal in temperate 40 TL 1840
Chlorophthalmus albatrossis Indo-West Pacific 15 SL 1904
Chlorophthalmus atlanticus Atlantic greeneye Eastern Atlantic. 25 1953
Chlorophthalmus borealis Western Pacific 1941
Chlorophthalmus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 24.2 TL 1958
Chlorophthalmus chalybeius Northwest Atlantic 1881
Chlorophthalmus corniger Spinyjaw greeneye Western Indian Ocean 17 SL 1894
Chlorophthalmus ichthyandri Southeast Pacific 1986
Chlorophthalmus mento Eastern Central Pacific. 1899
Chlorophthalmus nigromarginatus Blackedge greeneye Indo-West Pacific 23 SL 1953
Chlorophthalmus pectoralis Northwest Pacific 1984
Chlorophthalmus proridens Eastern Pacific 1897
Chlorophthalmus punctatus Spotted greeneye Southeast Atlantic 20 TL 1904
Chlorophthalmus zvezdae Southeast Pacific 1986



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