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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pseudochromidae Dottybacks
Subfamily: Congrogadinae
Genus: Halidesmus

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Halidesmus coccus Winterbottom & Randall, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halidesmus coccus
[Rooster snakelet]
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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Halidesmus polytretus
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Halidesmus scapularis Günther, 1872

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Halidesmus scapularis
[Snakelet]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL
Halidesmus socotraensis Gill & Zajonz, 2003

Photo by Photo by Gill, A.C.
 
Halidesmus socotraensis
[Socotran snakelet]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Halidesmus thomaseni (Nielsen, 1961)

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Halidesmus thomaseni
[Thomasen's snakelet]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Halidesmus coccus Rooster snakelet Western Indian Ocean 8.9 TL 1994
Halidesmus polytretus Western Indian Ocean 5.7 SL 1982
Halidesmus scapularis Snakelet Southeast Atlantic 20 TL 1872
Halidesmus socotraensis Socotran snakelet Western Indian Ocean 7.0 SL 2003
Halidesmus thomaseni Thomasen's snakelet Indian Ocean 13.2 SL 1961



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