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Family: Pataecidae Australian prowfishes



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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Aetapcus maculatus (Günther, 1861)

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Aetapcus maculatus
[Warty prowfish]
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Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Neopataecus waterhousii
[Whiskered prowfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Pataecus fronto Richardson, 1844

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Pataecus fronto
[Red Indian fish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aetapcus maculatus Warty prowfish Eastern Indian Ocean 21 TL 1861
Neopataecus waterhousii Whiskered prowfish Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL 1872
Pataecus fronto Red Indian fish Indo-Pacific 27 TL 1844



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