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Family: Percophidae Duckbills



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Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Acanthaphritis barbata (Okamura & Kishida, 1963)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Acanthaphritis barbata
[]
No picture found


 
Acanthaphritis grandisquamis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Acanthaphritis ozawai
[]
No picture found


 
Acanthaphritis unoorum
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Bembrops anatirostris Ginsburg, 1955

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Bembrops anatirostris
[Duckbill flathead]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Bembrops cadenati
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 24.1 cm TL
Bembrops caudimacula Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Bembrops caudimacula
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Bembrops curvatura Okada & Suzuki, 1952

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Bembrops curvatura
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Bembrops filiferus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Bembrops filiferus
[Sharpnosed duckbill]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Bembrops gobioides (Goode, 1880)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Bembrops gobioides
[Goby flathead]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Bembrops greyi Poll, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bembrops greyi
[Roundtail duckbill]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Bembrops heterurus (Miranda Ribeiro, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Bembrops heterurus
[Squaretail duckbill]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.2 cm SL

 
Bembrops macromma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Bembrops magnisquamis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.7 cm SL

 
Bembrops morelandi
[Flathead]
No picture found


 
Bembrops nelsoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.5 cm TL

 
Bembrops nematopterus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.8 cm SL

 
Bembrops ocellatus
[Ocellate duckbill]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Bembrops platyrhynchus (Alcock, 1894)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Bembrops platyrhynchus
[Natal duckbill]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.1 cm SL

 
Bembrops quadrisella
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Bembrops raneyi
[Bahama duckbill]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Chrionema chlorotaenia McKay, 1971

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Chrionema chlorotaenia
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Chrionema chryseres Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Chrionema chryseres
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Chrionema furunoi Okamura & Yamachi, 1982

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Chrionema furunoi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Chrionema pallidum
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm NG
Chrionema squamentum (Ginsburg, 1955)

Photo by Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Chrionema squamentum
[]
No picture found


 
Chrionema squamiceps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Dactylopsaron dimorphicum
[]
No picture found


 
Enigmapercis acutirostris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Enigmapercis reducta
[Broad sandfish]
No picture found


 
Hemerocoetes artus
[]
No picture found


 
Hemerocoetes macrophthalmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 28 cm TL

 
Hemerocoetes monopterygius
[Opalfish]
No picture found


 
Hemerocoetes morelandi
[]
No picture found


 
Hemerocoetes pauciradiatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Matsubaraea fusiforme
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Osopsaron formosensis Kao & Shen, 1985

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Osopsaron formosensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Osopsaron karlik
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Osopsaron verecundum
[]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 53.3 cm TL
Percophis brasiliensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Percophis brasiliensis
[Brazilian flathead]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Pteropsaron dabfar Iwamoto, 2014

Photo by Photo by Iwamoto, T.
 
Pteropsaron dabfar
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pteropsaron evolans Jordan & Snyder, 1902

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Pteropsaron evolans
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Pteropsaron heemstrai Nelson, 1982

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Pteropsaron heemstrai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Pteropsaron incisum
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Pteropsaron levitoni Iwamoto, 2014

Photo by Photo by Fong, J.D.
 
Pteropsaron levitoni
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Pteropsaron longipinnis Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pteropsaron longipinnis
[Midwater sand-diver]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Pteropsaron natalensis (Nelson, 1982)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Pteropsaron natalensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Pteropsaron neocaledonicus
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Pteropsaron springeri Smith & Johnson, 2007

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Pteropsaron springeri
[Springer's sand-diver]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Squamicreedia obtusa
[Obtuse sandfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthaphritis barbata Eastern Indian Ocean to W 10 SL 1963
Acanthaphritis grandisquamis Western Central Pacific 1880
Acanthaphritis ozawai Eastern Indian Ocean 10.8 SL 1971
Acanthaphritis unoorum Western Pacific 1996
Bembrops anatirostris Duckbill flathead Western Atlantic 35 TL 1955
Bembrops cadenati Eastern Atlantic 16.4 SL 1996
Bembrops caudimacula Indo-West Pacific 24.1 TL 1876
Bembrops curvatura Indo-West Pacific 16 SL 1952
Bembrops filiferus Sharpnosed duckbill Pacific Ocean 22 SL 1905
Bembrops gobioides Goby flathead Western Atlantic 30 TL 1880
Bembrops greyi Roundtail duckbill Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1959
Bembrops heterurus Squaretail duckbill Western Atlantic 28 TL 1903
Bembrops macromma Western Central Atlantic 23.2 SL 1955
Bembrops magnisquamis Western Central Pacific 10.5 SL 1955
Bembrops morelandi Flathead Southwest Pacific 20.7 SL 1978
Bembrops nelsoni Western Central Pacific 2002
Bembrops nematopterus Western Indian Ocean 18.5 TL 1939
Bembrops ocellatus Ocellate duckbill Western Central Atlantic 18.8 SL 1998
Bembrops platyrhynchus Natal duckbill Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1894
Bembrops quadrisella Western Central Atlantic 23.1 SL 1998
Bembrops raneyi Bahama duckbill Western Central Atlantic 17.6 SL 1998
Chrionema chlorotaenia Indo-West Pacific 22 SL 1971
Chrionema chryseres Pacific Ocean 21 SL 1905
Chrionema furunoi Northwest Pacific 21 SL 1982
Chrionema pallidum Southeast Pacific 13.2 SL 1990
Chrionema squamentum Western Central Atlantic 11 NG 1955
Chrionema squamiceps Eastern Central Pacific 1905
Dactylopsaron dimorphicum Southeast Pacific 2.9 SL 1990
Enigmapercis acutirostris Southeast Pacific 1990
Enigmapercis reducta Broad sandfish Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1936
Hemerocoetes artus Southwest Pacific 1979
Hemerocoetes macrophthalmus Southwest Pacific 1914
Hemerocoetes monopterygius Opalfish Southwest Pacific 28 TL 1801
Hemerocoetes morelandi Southwest Pacific 1979
Hemerocoetes pauciradiatus Southwest Pacific 1914
Matsubaraea fusiforme Western Pacific 6.9 SL 1943
Osopsaron formosensis Northwest Pacific 5.5 SL 1985
Osopsaron karlik Southeast Pacific 4.2 SL 1985
Osopsaron verecundum Northwest Pacific 6 SL 1902
Percophis brasiliensis Brazilian flathead Southwest Atlantic 53.3 TL 1825
Pteropsaron dabfar Western Pacific 3.4 SL 2014
Pteropsaron evolans Northwest Pacific 7 SL 1902
Pteropsaron heemstrai Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1982
Pteropsaron incisum Eastern Pacific 5.2 SL 1905
Pteropsaron levitoni Western Pacific 2.8 SL 2014
Pteropsaron longipinnis Midwater sand-diver Western Pacific 2.9 SL 2012
Pteropsaron natalensis Western Indian Ocean 3.5 SL 1982
Pteropsaron neocaledonicus Pacific Ocean 4.5 SL 1979
Pteropsaron springeri Springer's sand-diver Western Central Pacific 2.8 SL 2007
Squamicreedia obtusa Obtuse sandfish Indo-West Pacific 8 TL 1921



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