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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiesociformes
Family: Gobiesocidae Clingfishes and singleslits
Subfamily: Cheilobranchinae
Genus: Alabes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alabes bathys Eastern Indian Ocean 3.9 SL 2006
Alabes brevis Eastern Indian Ocean 2.3 TL 1976
Alabes dorsalis Common shore-eel Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1845
Alabes elongata Eastern Indian Ocean 9.2 SL 2004
Alabes gibbosa Eastern Indian Ocean 9.1 SL 2004
Alabes hoesei Dwarf shore-eel Indo-West Pacific 4.5 TL 1976
Alabes obtusirostris Eastern Indian Ocean 4.6 SL 2004
Alabes occidentalis Eastern Indian Ocean 4 SL 2004
Alabes parvula Pygmy shore-eel Southwest Pacific 5 TL 1909
Alabes scotti Southwest Pacific 4.8 SL 2004
Alabes springeri Southwest Pacific 3.1 SL 2006



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