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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Zenarchopteridae Needlefishes

Genus: Zenarchopterus

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Zenarchopterus alleni Allen's river garfish Asia 13 SL 1982
Zenarchopterus buffonis Buffon's river-garfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1847
Zenarchopterus caudovittatus Long-jawed river garfish Asia and Oceania 14 SL 1907
Zenarchopterus clarus Western Central Pacific 1926
Zenarchopterus dispar Feathered river-garfish Indo-Pacific 19 TL 1847
Zenarchopterus dunckeri Duncker's river garfish Indo-West Pacific 14 SL 1926
Zenarchopterus dux Asia 15 TL 1910
Zenarchopterus ectuntio Asia 18 TL 1822
Zenarchopterus gilli Viviparous halfbeak Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1945
Zenarchopterus kampeni Sepik River halfbeak Asia and Oceania 20.7 SL 1913
Zenarchopterus novaeguineae Fly River garfish Asia and Oceania. 20 SL 1913
Zenarchopterus ornithocephala Vogelkop river garfish Asia 12.5 SL 1985
Zenarchopterus pappenheimi Bangkok halfbeak Eastern Indian Ocean and 18 TL 1926
Zenarchopterus philippinus Asia 1868
Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus Western Central Pacific 1926
Zenarchopterus rasori Short river garfish Western Central Pacific 18 TL 1912
Zenarchopterus robertsi Robert's river garfish Oceania 13 SL 1982
Zenarchopterus striga Hooghly halfbeak Asia 1858
Zenarchopterus xiphophorus Eastern Indian Ocean 1934



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