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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Embiotocidae Surfperches

Genus: Hyperprosopon

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Hyperprosopon anale Agassiz, 1861

Photo by Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh
 
Hyperprosopon anale
[Spotfin surfperch]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hyperprosopon argenteum Gibbons, 1854

Photo by Photo by DeCloux, R.
 
Hyperprosopon argenteum
[Walleye surfperch]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Hyperprosopon ellipticum (Gibbons, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh
 
Hyperprosopon ellipticum
[Silver surfperch]



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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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