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Family: Odacidae Cales and weed-whitings



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Haletta semifasciata Blue weed whiting Eastern Indian Ocean and 29 SL 1840
Heteroscarus acroptilus Rainbow cale Eastern Indian Ocean 24 SL 1846
Neoodax balteatus Little weed whiting Eastern Indian Ocean 14 SL 1840
Odax cyanoallix Bluefinned butterfish Southwest Pacific 27 SL 1983
Odax pullus Butterfish Southwest Pacific 40 SL 1801
Olisthops cyanomelas Herring cale Eastern Indian Ocean 35 SL 1850
Siphonognathus argyrophanes Tubemouth Eastern Indian Ocean 40 SL 1858
Siphonognathus attenuatus Slender weed whiting Eastern Indian Ocean 12 SL 1897
Siphonognathus beddomei Pencil weed whiting Eastern Indian Ocean 12 SL 1885
Siphonognathus caninis Sharpnose weed whiting Eastern Indian Ocean 10 SL 1976
Siphonognathus radiatus Long-rayed weed whiting Eastern Indian Ocean 18 SL 1834
Siphonognathus tanyourus Longtail weed whiting Eastern Indian Ocean 11 SL 1986



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