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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Triglidae Searobins
Subfamily: Prionotinae
Genus: Prionotus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Prionotus alatus Spiny searobin Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1883
Prionotus albirostris Whitesnout searobin Eastern Pacific 20.5 SL 1890
Prionotus beanii Bean's searobin Western Atlantic 15 TL 1896
Prionotus birostratus Two-beaked searobin Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1844
Prionotus carolinus Northern searobin Western Atlantic 38 TL 1771
Prionotus evolans Striped searobin Western Atlantic 45 TL 1766
Prionotus horrens Bristly searobin Eastern Pacific 1844
Prionotus longispinosus Bigeye searobin Western Atlantic 35 TL 1951
Prionotus martis Gulf of Mexico barred searobin Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1950
Prionotus miles Galapagos gurnard Southeast Pacific 25 TL 1840
Prionotus murielae Western Central Atlantic 6 SL 1928
Prionotus nudigula Red searobin Southwest Atlantic 38.1 TL 1950
Prionotus ophryas Bandtail searobin Western Atlantic 27 TL 1885
Prionotus paralatus Mexican searobin Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1950
Prionotus punctatus Bluewing searobin Western Atlantic 45 TL 1793
Prionotus roseus Bluespotted searobin Western Atlantic 20 TL 1887
Prionotus rubio Blackwing searobin Western Atlantic 30 TL 1886
Prionotus ruscarius Common searobin Eastern Pacific 39.5 TL 1904
Prionotus scitulus Leopard searobin Western Atlantic 25 TL 1882
Prionotus stearnsi Shortwing searobin Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1885
Prionotus stephanophrys Lumptail searobin Eastern Pacific 43 TL 1881
Prionotus teaguei Long-ray searobin Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1956
Prionotus tribulus Bighead searobin Western Atlantic 35 TL 1829



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