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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Embiotocidae Surfperches

Genus: Hyperprosopon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hyperprosopon anale Spotfin surfperch Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1861
Hyperprosopon argenteum Walleye surfperch Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1854
Hyperprosopon ellipticum Silver surfperch Eastern Pacific 27 TL 1854



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