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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Stromateidae Butterfishes

Genus: Peprilus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Peprilus burti Fowler, 1944

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Peprilus burti
[Gulf butterfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Peprilus crenulatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Peprilus crenulatus
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Peprilus medius (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Peprilus medius
[Pacific harvestfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Peprilus ovatus Horn, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Peprilus ovatus
[Shining butterfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Peprilus paru (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Peprilus paru
[American harvestfish]



Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Peprilus simillimus (Ayres, 1860)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Peprilus simillimus
[Pacific pompano]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Peprilus snyderi Gilbert & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Peprilus snyderi
[Salema butterfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Peprilus triacanthus (Peck, 1804)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Peprilus triacanthus
[Atlantic butterfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Peprilus xanthurus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Peprilus xanthurus
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9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Peprilus burti Gulf butterfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1944
Peprilus crenulatus Western Atlantic 15 TL 1829
Peprilus medius Pacific harvestfish Eastern Pacific 25 SL 1869
Peprilus ovatus Shining butterfish Eastern Central Pacific 20 SL 1970
Peprilus paru American harvestfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1758
Peprilus simillimus Pacific pompano Northeast Pacific 28 SL 1860
Peprilus snyderi Salema butterfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 SL 1904
Peprilus triacanthus Atlantic butterfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1804
Peprilus xanthurus Western Atlantic 19.4 SL 1825



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