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Family: Carapidae Pearlfishes



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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20.8 cm TL
Carapus acus (Brünnich, 1768)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Carapus acus
[Pearl fish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Carapus bermudensis (Jones, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Carapus bermudensis
[Pearlfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Carapus dubius
[Pacific pearlfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Carapus mourlani (Petit, 1934)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carapus mourlani
[Star pearlfish]
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Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Carapus sluiteri
[Sluiter's pearlfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm TL
Echiodon anchipterus Williams, 1984

Photo by Photo by Tibbatts, B.
 
Echiodon anchipterus
[Closefin pearlfish]