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Family: Triacanthidae Triplespines



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer Long-spined tripodfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1849
Triacanthus biaculeatus Short-nosed tripodfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1786
Triacanthus nieuhofii Silver tripodfish Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1852
Tripodichthys angustifrons Black-flag tripodfish Western Central Pacific 20 TL 1854
Tripodichthys blochii Long-tail tripodfish Western Pacific 15 TL 1852
Tripodichthys oxycephalus Short-tail tripodfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1851
Trixiphichthys weberi Blacktip tripodfish Western Pacific 30 TL 1910



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