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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Notacanthiformes
Family: Halosauridae Halosaurs

Genus: Halosaurus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Halosaurus attenuatus Eastern Atlantic 40.6 TL 1899
Halosaurus carinicauda Indian Ocean 34 TL 1889
Halosaurus guentheri Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1896
Halosaurus johnsonianus Halosaur Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1888
Halosaurus ovenii Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1864
Halosaurus pectoralis Australian halosaur Southwest Pacific. 68 TL 1926
Halosaurus radiatus Eastern Pacific 1899
Halosaurus ridgwayi Western Central Pacific. 1934
Halosaurus sinensis Northwest Pacific 1974



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