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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Monodactylidae Moonyfishes or fingerfishes

Genus: Monodactylus

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Field, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Monodactylus argenteus
[Silver moony]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Monodactylus falciformis Lacepède, 1801

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Monodactylus falciformis
[Full moony]
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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Monodactylus kottelati
[]

Photo by AquaNet

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Monodactylus sebae (Cuvier, 1829)

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Monodactylus sebae
[African moony]
4 Species of Family Monodactylidae with Genus Monodactylus
(Moonyfishes or fingerfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Monodactylus argenteus Silver moony Indo-West Pacific 27 SL
1801 Monodactylus falciformis Full moony Western Indian Ocean 31 TL
1991 Monodactylus kottelati Indian Ocean 7.8 SL
1829 Monodactylus sebae African moony Eastern Atlantic 25 TL



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