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Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Carapidae Pearlfishes
Subfamily: Carapinae
Genus: Carapus

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20.8 cm TL
Carapus acus (Brünnich, 1768)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Carapus acus
[Pearl fish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Carapus bermudensis (Jones, 1874)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Carapus bermudensis
[Pearlfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Carapus dubius
[Pacific pearlfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Carapus mourlani (Petit, 1934)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carapus mourlani
[Star pearlfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Carapus sluiteri
[Sluiter's pearlfish]
5 Species of Family Carapidae with Genus Carapus
(Pearlfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1768 Carapus acus Pearl fish Eastern Atlantic 20.8 TL
1874 Carapus bermudensis Pearlfish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1874 Carapus dubius Pacific pearlfish Eastern Pacific 15 TL
1934 Carapus mourlani Star pearlfish Indo-Pacific 17 TL
1905 Carapus sluiteri Sluiter's pearlfish Western Central Pacific 10 TL



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