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Family: Oplegnathidae Knifejaws



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Oplegnathus conwayi Cape knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 90 TL 1840
Oplegnathus fasciatus Barred knifejaw Northwest Pacific 80 TL 1844
Oplegnathus insignis Pacific beakfish Eastern Pacific 66 TL 1867
Oplegnathus peaolopesi Mozambique knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1947
Oplegnathus punctatus Spotted knifejaw Pacific Ocean 86 TL 1844
Oplegnathus robinsoni Natal knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1916
Oplegnathus woodwardi Knifejaw Eastern Indian Ocean 45 TL 1900



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