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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Nemipteridae Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams

Genus: Pentapodus

(See list of species below)



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Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pentapodus aureofasciatus Russell, 2001

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Pentapodus aureofasciatus
[Yellowstripe threadfin bream]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pentapodus bifasciatus (Bleeker, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pentapodus bifasciatus
[White-shouldered whiptail]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Pentapodus caninus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pentapodus caninus
[Small-toothed whiptail]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Pentapodus emeryii (Richardson, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pentapodus emeryii
[Double whiptail]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Pentapodus komodoensis Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pentapodus komodoensis
[Komodo whiptail]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pentapodus nagasakiensis (Tanaka, 1915)

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Pentapodus nagasakiensis
[Japanese whiptail]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Pentapodus numberii Allen & Erdmann, 2009

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pentapodus numberii
[Papuan whiptail]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pentapodus paradiseus (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pentapodus paradiseus
[Paradise whiptail]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Pentapodus porosus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pentapodus porosus
[Northwest Australian whiptail]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Pentapodus setosus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pentapodus setosus
[Butterfly whiptail]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Pentapodus trivittatus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pentapodus trivittatus
[Three-striped whiptail]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Pentapodus vitta Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Pentapodus vitta
[Western butterfish]



12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pentapodus aureofasciatus Yellowstripe threadfin bream Central Pacific 25 TL 2001
Pentapodus bifasciatus White-shouldered whiptail Western Central Pacific 20 TL 1848
Pentapodus caninus Small-toothed whiptail Western Pacific 35 TL 1830
Pentapodus emeryii Double whiptail Western Pacific 35 TL 1843
Pentapodus komodoensis Komodo whiptail Western Pacific 10.4 SL 2012
Pentapodus nagasakiensis Japanese whiptail Western Pacific 20 TL 1915
Pentapodus numberii Papuan whiptail Western Pacific 16.1 SL 2009
Pentapodus paradiseus Paradise whiptail Western Pacific 30 TL 1859
Pentapodus porosus Northwest Australian whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 27 TL 1830
Pentapodus setosus Butterfly whiptail Western Central Pacific 18 SL 1830
Pentapodus trivittatus Three-striped whiptail Western Pacific 28 TL 1791
Pentapodus vitta Western butterfish Eastern Indian Ocean 26 TL 1824



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