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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Zoarcoidei
Family: Pholidae Gunnels
Subfamily: Pholinae
Genus: Pholis

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Pholis clemensi Rosenblatt, 1964

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Pholis clemensi
[Longfin gunnel]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Pholis crassispina
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.8 cm TL

 
Pholis fangi
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pholis fasciata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Pholis fasciata
[Banded gunnel]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Pholis gunnellus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Noren, M.
 
Pholis gunnellus
[Rock gunnel]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pholis laeta (Cope, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Valkenier - Pope, C.
 
Pholis laeta
[Crescent gunnel]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Pholis nea
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Pholis nebulosa
[Tidepool gunnel]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pholis ornata (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Pholis ornata
[Saddleback gunnel]
No picture found

Max. Length 31 cm TL

 
Pholis picta
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Pholis schultzi
[Red gunnel]



11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pholis clemensi Longfin gunnel Eastern Pacific 13 TL 1964
Pholis crassispina Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1845
Pholis fangi Northwest Pacific 16.8 TL 1935
Pholis fasciata Banded gunnel Western Atlantic 30 TL 1801
Pholis gunnellus Rock gunnel North Atlantic 25 SL 1758
Pholis laeta Crescent gunnel Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1873
Pholis nea Northwest Pacific 7.9 SL 1984
Pholis nebulosa Tidepool gunnel Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1845
Pholis ornata Saddleback gunnel Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1854
Pholis picta Northwest Pacific 31 TL 1868
Pholis schultzi Red gunnel Eastern Pacific 13 TL 1931



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