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Family: Anablepidae Four-eyed fishes, onesided livebearers & white-eye



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South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Anableps anableps (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Malkowski, P.
 
Anableps anableps
[Largescale foureyes]



Central America
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Anableps dowei Gill, 1861

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anableps dowei
[Pacific foureyed fish]



Central and South America
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Anableps microlepis Müller & Troschel, 1844

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Anableps microlepis
[Foureyes]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Jenynsia alternimaculata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Jenynsia diphyes
[]
No picture found


 
Jenynsia eigenmanni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Jenynsia eirmostigma
[]



South America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Jenynsia lineata (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse
 
Jenynsia lineata
[Onesided livebearer]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Jenynsia luxata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Jenynsia maculata
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.8 cm TL
Jenynsia multidentata (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Roselet, F.F.G.
 
Jenynsia multidentata
[Rio de la Plata onesided livebearer]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Jenynsia obscura
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Jenynsia onca
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Jenynsia sanctaecatarinae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Jenynsia tucumana
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Jenynsia unitaenia Ghedotti & Weitzman, 1995

Photo by Photo by Guimarães, T.F.R.
 
Jenynsia unitaenia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Jenynsia weitzmani
[]



Central America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Oxyzygonectes dovii (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Schöffmann, J.
 
Oxyzygonectes dovii
[White-eye]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anableps anableps Largescale foureyes South America 30 TL 1758
Anableps dowei Pacific foureyed fish Central America 34 TL 1861
Anableps microlepis Foureyes Central and South America 32 TL 1844
Jenynsia alternimaculata South America 5.5 SL 1940
Jenynsia diphyes South America 7.3 SL 2006
Jenynsia eigenmanni South America 1911
Jenynsia eirmostigma South America 7.1 SL 1995
Jenynsia lineata Onesided livebearer South America 5.5 SL 1842
Jenynsia luxata South America 4.4 SL 2013
Jenynsia maculata South America 7.3 SL 1906
Jenynsia multidentata Rio de la Plata onesided livebearer South America 8.8 TL 1842
Jenynsia obscura South America 5.8 SL 1877
Jenynsia onca South America 4.5 SL 2002
Jenynsia sanctaecatarinae South America 4.2 SL 1996
Jenynsia tucumana South America 4.0 SL 2005
Jenynsia unitaenia South America 7.6 SL 1995
Jenynsia weitzmani South America 7.6 SL 2001
Oxyzygonectes dovii White-eye Central America 15 TL 1866



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