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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Dactylopteridae Flying gurnards

Genus: Dactyloptena

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dactyloptena gilberti Indo-West Pacific, from s 25 SL 1909
Dactyloptena macracantha Spotwing flying gurnard Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1855
Dactyloptena orientalis Oriental flying gurnard Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1829
Dactyloptena papilio Butterfly flying-gurnard Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1910
Dactyloptena peterseni Starry flying gurnard Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1887
Dactyloptena tiltoni Plain helmet gurnard Western Pacific 9.5 SL 1997



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