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)=444) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Triacanthidae Triplespines



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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer (Cantor, 1849)

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Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer
[Long-spined tripodfish]

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Triacanthus biaculeatus (Bloch, 1786)

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Triacanthus biaculeatus
[Short-nosed tripodfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Triacanthus nieuhofii Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Triacanthus nieuhofii
[Silver tripodfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Tripodichthys angustifrons (Hollard, 1854)

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Tripodichthys angustifrons
[Black-flag tripodfish]

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Tripodichthys blochii (Bleeker, 1852)

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Tripodichthys blochii
[Long-tail tripodfish]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Tripodichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1851)

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Tripodichthys oxycephalus
[Short-tail tripodfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Trixiphichthys weberi (Chaudhuri, 1910)

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Trixiphichthys weberi
[Blacktip tripodfish]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer Long-spined tripodfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1849
Triacanthus biaculeatus Short-nosed tripodfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1786
Triacanthus nieuhofii Silver tripodfish Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1852
Tripodichthys angustifrons Black-flag tripodfish Western Central Pacific 20 TL 1854
Tripodichthys blochii Long-tail tripodfish Western Pacific 15 TL 1852
Tripodichthys oxycephalus Short-tail tripodfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1851
Trixiphichthys weberi Blacktip tripodfish Western Pacific 30 TL 1910



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