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Family: Centriscidae Snipefishes and shrimpfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aeoliscus punctulatus Speckled shrimpfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1854
Aeoliscus strigatus Razorfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1861
Centriscops humerosus Banded yellowfish Circumglobal in southern 30 SL 1846
Centriscus cristatus Smooth razorfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1885
Centriscus scutatus Grooved razor-fish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1758
Macroramphosus gracilis Slender snipefish Indo-Pacific and Western 15 TL 1839
Macroramphosus scolopax Longspine snipefish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1758
Notopogon armatus Western Indian Ocean 33.8 SL 1879
Notopogon fernandezianus Orange bellowfish Southeast Pacific and Sou 18 TL 1899
Notopogon lilliei Crested bellowfish Southwest Pacific 27 TL 1914
Notopogon macrosolen Longsnout bellowfish Southeast Atlantic 33 TL 1925
Notopogon xenosoma Longspine bellowfish Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1914



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