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Family: Oplegnathidae Knifejaws



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Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Oplegnathus conwayi Richardson, 1840

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Oplegnathus conwayi
[Cape knifejaw]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Oplegnathus fasciatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Oplegnathus fasciatus
[Barred knifejaw]

Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Oplegnathus insignis (Kner, 1867)

Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.
 
Oplegnathus insignis
[Pacific beakfish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Oplegnathus peaolopesi Smith, 1947

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Oplegnathus peaolopesi
[Mozambique knifejaw]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 86 cm TL
Oplegnathus punctatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Oplegnathus punctatus
[Spotted knifejaw]

Photo by Alexandre, D.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Oplegnathus robinsoni Regan, 1916

Photo by Alexandre, D.
 
Oplegnathus robinsoni
[Natal knifejaw]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Oplegnathus woodwardi Waite, 1900

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Oplegnathus woodwardi
[Knifejaw]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Oplegnathus conwayi Cape knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 90 TL 1840
Oplegnathus fasciatus Barred knifejaw Northwest Pacific 80 TL 1844
Oplegnathus insignis Pacific beakfish Eastern Pacific 66 TL 1867
Oplegnathus peaolopesi Mozambique knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1947
Oplegnathus punctatus Spotted knifejaw Pacific Ocean 86 TL 1844
Oplegnathus robinsoni Natal knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1916
Oplegnathus woodwardi Knifejaw Eastern Indian Ocean 45 TL 1900



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