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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Leiognathidae Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes

Genus: Photopectoralis

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Photopectoralis aureus (Abe & Haneda, 1972)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Photopectoralis aureus
[Golden ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Photopectoralis bindus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Photopectoralis bindus
[Orangefin ponyfish]
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Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Photopectoralis hataii
[Hatai's ponyfish]
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Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Photopectoralis panayensis
[Panay ponyfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Photopectoralis aureus Golden ponyfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1972
Photopectoralis bindus Orangefin ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1835
Photopectoralis hataii Hatai's ponyfish Western Central Pacific 4.8 SL 1972
Photopectoralis panayensis Panay ponyfish Western Central Pacific 8.3 SL 2003



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