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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Symphysanodontidae Slopefishes

Genus: Symphysanodon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Symphysanodon andersoni Western Indian Ocean 15.7 SL 1974
Symphysanodon berryi Slope bass Western Central Atlantic 29.6 TL 1970
Symphysanodon disii Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL 2008
Symphysanodon katayamai Yellowstripe slopefish Western Pacific 20 TL 1970
Symphysanodon maunaloae Longtailed slopefish Pacific Ocean 16 SL 1970
Symphysanodon mona Akarnax Slopefish Western Central Atlantic 8.6 SL 2005
Symphysanodon octoactinus Insular bunquelovely Western Central Atlantic 13 SL 1970
Symphysanodon parini Sala y Gómez Slopefish Southeastern Pacific 11.4 SL 2005
Symphysanodon pitondelafournaisei Reunion slopefish Western Indian Ocean 9.9 SL 2009
Symphysanodon rhax Maldives Slopefish Western Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 2005
Symphysanodon typus Insular shelf beauty Pacific Ocean 17 SL 1878
Symphysanodon xanthopterygion Indian Bunquelovely Eastern Indian Ocean 14.5 SL 2011



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