SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=423) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Ariommatidae Ariommatids

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Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ariomma bondi Fowler, 1930

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
Ariomma bondi
[Silver-rag driftfish]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Max. Length 80 cm TL
Ariomma brevimanum (Klunzinger, 1884)

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
Ariomma brevimanum

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Max. Length 25 cm SL
Ariomma indicum (Day, 1871)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Ariomma indicum
[Indian driftfish]

Photo by FAO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Ariomma luridum Jordan & Snyder, 1904

Photo by FAO
Ariomma luridum

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ariomma melanum (Ginsburg, 1954)

Photo by JAMARC
Ariomma melanum
[Brown driftfish]

Photo by Kotlyar, A.N.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.8 cm SL
Ariomma parini Piotrovsky, 1987

Photo by Kotlyar, A.N.
Ariomma parini
[Parin's ariomma]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ariomma regulus (Poey, 1868)

Photo by JAMARC
Ariomma regulus
[Spotted driftfish]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ariomma bondi Silver-rag driftfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1930
Ariomma brevimanum Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1884
Ariomma indicum Indian driftfish Indo-Pacific 25 SL 1871
Ariomma luridum Ariommid Pacific Ocean 35 SL 1904
Ariomma melanum Brown driftfish Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1954
Ariomma parini Parin's ariomma Western Indian Ocean 18.8 SL 1987
Ariomma regulus Spotted driftfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1868

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