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Family: Xenisthmidae Collared wrigglers



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Allomicrodesmus dorotheae
[Dorothea's wriggler]
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Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Gymnoxenisthmus tigrellus
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Paraxenisthmus cerberusi Winterbottom & Gill, 2006

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Paraxenisthmus cerberusi
[]
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Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Paraxenisthmus springeri
[Springer's wriggler]



Pacific Ocean

Rotuma lewisi Springer, 1988

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Rotuma lewisi
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.2 cm TL
Tyson belos Springer, 1983

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Tyson belos
[Arrow wriggler]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm TL

 
Xenisthmus africanus
[Flathead wriggler]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Xenisthmus balius Gill & Randall, 1994

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Xenisthmus balius
[Freckled wriggler]
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Max. Length 1.6 cm SL

 
Xenisthmus chapmani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Xenisthmus chi
[Chi wriggler]
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Xenisthmus clarus
[Clear wriggler]



Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Xenisthmus eirospilus Gill & Hoese, 2004

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Xenisthmus eirospilus
[Spotted wriggler]
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Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Xenisthmus oligoporus
[Few-pored wriggler]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 3.1 cm TL
Xenisthmus polyzonatus (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Xenisthmus polyzonatus
[Bullseye wriggler]
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Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Xenisthmus semicinctus
[Halfbelt wriggler]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Allomicrodesmus dorotheae Dorothea's wriggler Western Central Pacific 1966
Gymnoxenisthmus tigrellus Western Indian Ocean 1.5 SL 2014
Paraxenisthmus cerberusi Western Central Pacific 2.1 SL 2006
Paraxenisthmus springeri Springer's wriggler Western Pacific 3.0 SL 1993
Rotuma lewisi Pacific Ocean 1988
Tyson belos Arrow wriggler Western Pacific 2.2 TL 1983
Xenisthmus africanus Flathead wriggler Indian Ocean 3.8 TL 1958
Xenisthmus balius Freckled wriggler Western Indian Ocean 3.1 SL 1994
Xenisthmus chapmani Western Central Pacific 1.6 SL 1966
Xenisthmus chi Chi wriggler Eastern Indian Ocean 2.2 SL 2004
Xenisthmus clarus Clear wriggler Western Pacific 1906
Xenisthmus eirospilus Spotted wriggler Southwestern Pacific 2.1 SL 2004
Xenisthmus oligoporus Few-pored wriggler Western Indian Ocean 2.5 SL 2017
Xenisthmus polyzonatus Bullseye wriggler Indo-Pacific 3.1 TL 1871
Xenisthmus semicinctus Halfbelt wriggler Eastern Indian Ocean 1.9 SL 2004



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