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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Stromateidae Butterfishes

Genus: Stromateus

(See list of species below)



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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm NG
Stromateus brasiliensis Fowler, 1906

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Stromateus brasiliensis
[Southwest Atlantic butterfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Stromateus fiatola Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Crocetta, F.
 
Stromateus fiatola
[Blue butterfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 25.1 cm SL
Stromateus stellatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Stromateus stellatus
[Starry butterfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Stromateus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic butterfish Southwest Atlantic 38 NG 1906
Stromateus fiatola Blue butterfish Eastern Atlantic 50 SL 1758
Stromateus stellatus Starry butterfish Southeast Pacific 25.1 SL 1829



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