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

(See list of species below)



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12 species (see list below)

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Photo by Tibbatts, B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm TL
Echiodon anchipterus Williams, 1984

Photo by Tibbatts, B.
 
Echiodon anchipterus
[Closefin pearlfish]
No picture found
Southeastern Atlantic
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Echiodon atopus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean. We
Max. Length 14.3 cm TL

 
Echiodon coheni
[]

Photo by FAO

Widely distributed in the
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Echiodon cryomargarites Markle, Williams & Olney, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Echiodon cryomargarites
[Messmate]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11.2 cm TL
Echiodon dawsoni Williams & Shipp, 1982

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Echiodon dawsoni
[Chain pearlfish]
No picture found
North to Central Eastern
Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Echiodon dentatus
[]

Photo by Parmentier, E.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Echiodon drummondii Thompson, 1837

Photo by Parmentier, E.
 
Echiodon drummondii
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL

 
Echiodon exsilium
[Nocturnal pearlfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL

 
Echiodon neotes
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Echiodon pegasus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.2 cm TL

 
Echiodon pukaki
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Echiodon rendahli
[Messmate fish]
12 Species of Family Carapidae with Genus Echiodon
(Pearlfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1984 Echiodon anchipterus Closefin pearlfish Northwest Pacific 17.2 TL
2005 Echiodon atopus Southeastern Atlantic 17.6 SL
1984 Echiodon coheni Western Indian Ocean. We 14.3 TL
1983 Echiodon cryomargarites Messmate Widely distributed in the 41 TL
1982 Echiodon dawsoni Chain pearlfish Western Central Atlantic 11.2 TL
1829 Echiodon dentatus North to Central Eastern 17 TL
1837 Echiodon drummondii Northeast Atlantic 30 TL
1961 Echiodon exsilium Nocturnal pearlfish Eastern Pacific 12.6 TL
1990 Echiodon neotes Southwest Pacific 23.5 TL
1990 Echiodon pegasus Southwest Pacific 20 TL
1990 Echiodon pukaki Southwest Pacific 23.2 TL
1941 Echiodon rendahli Messmate fish Southwest Pacific 12 TL



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