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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Nomeidae Driftfishes

Genus: Psenes

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Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Psenes arafurensis Günther, 1889

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Psenes arafurensis
[Banded driftfish]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Psenes cyanophrys Valenciennes, 1833

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Psenes cyanophrys
[Freckled driftfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Psenes maculatus Lütken, 1880

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Psenes maculatus
[Silver driftfish]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Psenes pellucidus Lütken, 1880

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Psenes pellucidus
[Bluefin driftfish]
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Psenes sio
[Twospine driftfish]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Psenes arafurensis Banded driftfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 25 TL 1889
Psenes cyanophrys Freckled driftfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 23 SL 1833
Psenes maculatus Silver driftfish Atlantic Ocean 30 SL 1880
Psenes pellucidus Bluefin driftfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 80 TL 1880
Psenes sio Twospine driftfish Eastern Pacific 1970



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