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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes
Subfamily: Holocentrinae
Genus: Neoniphon

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Neoniphon argenteus (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Neoniphon argenteus
[Clearfin squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Neoniphon aurolineatus (Liénard, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Neoniphon aurolineatus
[Yellowstriped squirrelfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Neoniphon marianus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neoniphon marianus
[Longjaw squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Neoniphon opercularis (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Messersmith, J.
 
Neoniphon opercularis
[Blackfin squirrelfish]
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Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Neoniphon pencei
[Pence's squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Neoniphon sammara (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neoniphon sammara
[Sammara squirrelfish]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Neoniphon argenteus Clearfin squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1831
Neoniphon aurolineatus Yellowstriped squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1839
Neoniphon marianus Longjaw squirrelfish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1829
Neoniphon opercularis Blackfin squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1831
Neoniphon pencei Pence's squirrelfish Pacific Ocean 24 SL 2015
Neoniphon sammara Sammara squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 32 TL 1775



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