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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Carapidae Pearlfishes
Subfamily: Carapinae
Genus: Encheliophis

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Encheliophis boraborensis (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Rives, C./Parmentier, E.
 
Encheliophis boraborensis
[Pinhead pearlfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Encheliophis chardewalli
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Encheliophis gracilis (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Parmentier, E.
 
Encheliophis gracilis
[Graceful pearlfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Encheliophis homei (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Encheliophis homei
[Silver pearlfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Encheliophis sagamianus
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Encheliophis vermicularis Müller, 1842

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.
 
Encheliophis vermicularis
[Worm pearlfish]
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Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Encheliophis vermiops
[Pygmy pearlfish]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Encheliophis boraborensis Pinhead pearlfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1856
Encheliophis chardewalli Eastern Central Pacific 7.2 SL 2004
Encheliophis gracilis Graceful pearlfish Indo-West Pacific 30 SL 1856
Encheliophis homei Silver pearlfish Indo-Pacific 19 TL 1846
Encheliophis sagamianus Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1908
Encheliophis vermicularis Worm pearlfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1842
Encheliophis vermiops Pygmy pearlfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1990



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