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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Pervagor

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pervagor alternans Yelloweye filefish Western Pacific 16 TL 1899
Pervagor aspricaudus Orangetail filefish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1854
Pervagor janthinosoma Blackbar filefish Indo-Pacific 13 SL 1854
Pervagor marginalis Eastern Central Pacific 6.2 SL 1986
Pervagor melanocephalus Redtail filefish Indo-West Pacific. 16 TL 1853
Pervagor nigrolineatus Blacklined filefish Western Pacific 10 TL 1927
Pervagor randalli Western Indian Ocean 6.7 SL 1986
Pervagor spilosoma Fantail filefish Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1839



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