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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Kyphosidae Sea chubs
Subfamily: Girellinae
Genus: Girella

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Girella albostriata Southeast Pacific 1898
Girella cyanea Blue drummer Southwest Pacific 20 SL 1881
Girella elevata Black drummer Southwest Pacific 62 TL 1881
Girella feliciana Southeast Pacific 1938
Girella fimbriata Caramel drummer Southwest Pacific 36 TL 1920
Girella freminvillii Southeast Pacific 45 TL 1846
Girella laevifrons Southeast Pacific 38.3 TL 1846
Girella leonina Western Central Pacific 46 SL 1846
Girella mezina Western Pacific 45 TL 1907
Girella nebulosa Rapanui nibbler Southeast Pacific 30 NG 1912
Girella nigricans Opaleye Eastern Central Pacific 66 TL 1860
Girella punctata Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1835
Girella simplicidens Gulf opal eye Eastern Central Pacific 46 TL 1916
Girella stuebeli Eastern Central Atlantic 24 TL 1866
Girella tephraeops Rock blackfish Eastern Indian Ocean 61 TL 1846
Girella tricuspidata Parore Western Pacific 71 FL 1824
Girella zebra Zebra fish Indo-Pacific 34 TL 1846
Girella zonata Eastern Atlantic 21 TL 1859



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