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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Peristediidae Armored searobins or armored gurnards

Genus: Peristedion

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Peristedion altipinne Southwest Atlantic 23 TL 1903
Peristedion amblygenys Western Central Pacific 1938
Peristedion antillarum Longnose armoured searobin Western Central Atlantic 18 SL 1961
Peristedion barbiger Eastern Central Pacific. 13.7 SL 1899
Peristedion brevirostre Flathead searobin Western Atlantic 25 SL 1860
Peristedion cataphractum African armoured searobin Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1758
Peristedion crustosum Eastern Pacific 15.2 SL 1899
Peristedion ecuadorense Western Central Atlantic 21 TL 1961
Peristedion gracile Slender searobin Western Atlantic 20 TL 1896
Peristedion greyae Western Central Atlantic. 23.9 TL 1967
Peristedion imberbe Western Central Atlantic 22.4 TL 1861
Peristedion liorhynchus Armoured gurnard Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1872
Peristedion longicornutum Longhorn armored gurnard Southwestern Pacific 19.5 SL 2017
Peristedion longispatha Western Central Atlantic 15 TL 1886
Peristedion miniatum Armored searobin Western Atlantic 30 TL 1880
Peristedion nesium Eastern Central Pacific 11.8 SL 2010
Peristedion nierstraszi Western Pacific 22 TL 1913
Peristedion orientale Northwest Pacific 19 TL 1843
Peristedion paucibarbiger Eastern Central Pacific 7 SL 1984
Peristedion riversandersoni Western Indian Ocean 1894
Peristedion thompsoni Rimspine searobin Western Atlantic 25 TL 1952
Peristedion truncatum Black armoured searobin Western Atlantic 17 SL 1880
Peristedion unicuspis Western Central Atlantic 22.4 TL 1967
Peristedion weberi Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1934

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