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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae Jacks and pompanos
Subfamily: Caranginae
Genus: Selene

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm FL
Selene brevoortii (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Selene brevoortii
[Hairfin lookdown]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Selene brownii (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Photo by Garcia Jr., J.
 
Selene brownii
[Caribbean moonfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Selene dorsalis (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Tardy, H.
 
Selene dorsalis
[African moonfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Selene orstedii Lütken, 1880

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Selene orstedii
[Mexican moonfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Selene peruviana (Guichenot, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Selene peruviana
[Peruvian moonfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Selene setapinnis (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Selene setapinnis
[Atlantic moonfish]
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Selene spixii
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48.3 cm TL
Selene vomer (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Selene vomer
[Lookdown]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Selene brevoortii Hairfin lookdown Eastern Pacific 38 FL 1863
Selene brownii Caribbean moonfish Western Atlantic 29 TL 1816
Selene dorsalis African moonfish Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1863
Selene orstedii Mexican moonfish Eastern Pacific 33 TL 1880
Selene peruviana Peruvian moonfish Eastern Pacific 40 TL 1866
Selene setapinnis Atlantic moonfish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1815
Selene spixii Western Atlantic 1855
Selene vomer Lookdown Western Atlantic 48.3 TL 1758



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