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Family: Anablepidae Four-eyed fishes, onesided livebearers & white-eye



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anableps anableps Largescale foureyes South America 30 TL 1758
Anableps dowei Pacific foureyed fish Central America 34 TL 1861
Anableps microlepis Foureyes Central and South America 32 TL 1844
Jenynsia alternimaculata South America 5.5 SL 1940
Jenynsia diphyes South America 7.3 SL 2006
Jenynsia eigenmanni South America 1911
Jenynsia eirmostigma South America 7.1 SL 1995
Jenynsia lineata Onesided livebearer South America 5.5 SL 1842
Jenynsia luxata South America 4.4 SL 2013
Jenynsia maculata South America 7.3 SL 1906
Jenynsia multidentata Rio de la Plata onesided livebearer South America 8.8 TL 1842
Jenynsia obscura South America 5.8 SL 1877
Jenynsia onca South America 4.5 SL 2002
Jenynsia sanctaecatarinae South America 4.2 SL 1996
Jenynsia tucumana South America 4.0 SL 2005
Jenynsia unitaenia South America 7.6 SL 1995
Jenynsia weitzmani South America 7.6 SL 2001
Oxyzygonectes dovii White-eye Central America 15 TL 1866



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