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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Dactylopteriformes
Family: Pegasidae Seamoths

Genus: Eurypegasus

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2 species
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Eurypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Eurypegasus draconis
[Short dragonfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Eurypegasus papilio (Gilbert, 1905)

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Eurypegasus papilio
[Hawaiian sea-moth fish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Eurypegasus draconis Short dragonfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1766
Eurypegasus papilio Hawaiian sea-moth fish Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 SL 1905



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