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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Argentinidae Argentines or herring smelts

Genus: Glossanodon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Glossanodon australis Southern herring smelt Southwest Pacific 19.1 SL 1998
Glossanodon danieli Southeast Pacific 12.3 SL 1982
Glossanodon elongatus Southwest Pacific. 10.2 SL 1998
Glossanodon kotakamaru Kotaka’s argentine Northwest Pacific 12.5 SL 2010
Glossanodon leioglossus Smalltoothed argentine Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1848
Glossanodon lineatus Northwest Pacific 1943
Glossanodon melanomanus Western Indian Ocean 19.5 SL 1998
Glossanodon mildredae Western Indian Ocean 7.0 SL 1969
Glossanodon nazca Southeast Pacific 1982
Glossanodon polli Eastern Atlantic 14.1 SL 1958
Glossanodon pseudolineatus Saddled herring smelt Indo-Pacific 8 SL 1998
Glossanodon pygmaeus Pygmy argentine Western Atlantic 11.3 SL 1958
Glossanodon semifasciatus Deep-sea smelt Northwest Pacific 21 SL 1904
Glossanodon struhsakeri Struhsaker's deep-sea smelt Western Central Pacific 1970



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