SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=644) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Atheriniformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Iso') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Isonidae Isonids

Genus: Iso

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Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Iso flosmaris Jordan & Starks, 1901

Photo by Shao, K.T.
Iso flosmaris

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Iso hawaiiensis Gosline, 1952

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Iso hawaiiensis
[Hawaiian surf sardine]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Iso natalensis Regan, 1919

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Iso natalensis
[Surf sprite]

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Iso nesiotes Saeed, Ivantsoff & Crowley, 1993

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Iso nesiotes
[Samoan surf sardine]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Iso rhothophilus (Ogilby, 1895)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
Iso rhothophilus
[Flower of the wave]

5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Iso flosmaris Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1901
Iso hawaiiensis Hawaiian surf sardine Pacific Ocean 5 TL 1952
Iso natalensis Surf sprite Indian Ocean 8 TL 1919
Iso nesiotes Samoan surf sardine Eastern Central Pacific 4 TL 1993
Iso rhothophilus Flower of the wave Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL 1895

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