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Family: Centriscidae Snipefishes and shrimpfishes

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12 species (see list below)

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Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Aeoliscus punctulatus (Bianconi, 1854)

Photo by Field, R.
Aeoliscus punctulatus
[Speckled shrimpfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Aeoliscus strigatus (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Aeoliscus strigatus

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Circumglobal in southern
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Centriscops humerosus (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
Centriscops humerosus
[Banded yellowfish]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Centriscus cristatus (De Vis, 1885)

Photo by Greenfield, J.
Centriscus cristatus
[Smooth razorfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Max. Length 15 cm TL
Centriscus scutatus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Centriscus scutatus
[Grooved razor-fish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Indo-Pacific and Western
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Macroramphosus gracilis (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
Macroramphosus gracilis
[Slender snipefish]

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Macroramphosus scolopax (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
Macroramphosus scolopax
[Longspine snipefish]

Photo by MNHN

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33.8 cm SL
Notopogon armatus (Sauvage, 1879)

Photo by MNHN
Notopogon armatus

Photo by CSIRO

Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Notopogon fernandezianus (Delfin, 1899)

Photo by CSIRO
Notopogon fernandezianus
[Orange bellowfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Notopogon lilliei Regan, 1914

Photo by CSIRO
Notopogon lilliei
[Crested bellowfish]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Notopogon macrosolen Barnard, 1925

Photo by Le Noury, P.
Notopogon macrosolen
[Longsnout bellowfish]

Photo by SFSA

Max. Length 17 cm TL
Notopogon xenosoma Regan, 1914

Photo by SFSA
Notopogon xenosoma
[Longspine bellowfish]
12 Species of Family Centriscidae
(Snipefishes and shrimpfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1854 Aeoliscus punctulatus Speckled shrimpfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL
1861 Aeoliscus strigatus Razorfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL
1846 Centriscops humerosus Banded yellowfish Circumglobal in southern 30 SL
1885 Centriscus cristatus Smooth razorfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1758 Centriscus scutatus Grooved razor-fish Indo-Pacific 15 TL
1839 Macroramphosus gracilis Slender snipefish Indo-Pacific and Western 15 TL
1758 Macroramphosus scolopax Longspine snipefish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1879 Notopogon armatus Western Indian Ocean 33.8 SL
1899 Notopogon fernandezianus Orange bellowfish Southeast Pacific and Sou 18 TL
1914 Notopogon lilliei Crested bellowfish Southwest Pacific 27 TL
1925 Notopogon macrosolen Longsnout bellowfish Southeast Atlantic 33 TL
1914 Notopogon xenosoma Longspine bellowfish Indo-Pacific 17 TL

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