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

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Rives, C./Parmentier, E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Encheliophis boraborensis (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Rives, C./Parmentier, E.
 
Encheliophis boraborensis
[Pinhead pearlfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Encheliophis chardewalli
[]

Photo by Parmentier, E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Encheliophis gracilis (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Parmentier, E.
 
Encheliophis gracilis
[Graceful pearlfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Encheliophis homei (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Encheliophis homei
[Silver pearlfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Encheliophis sagamianus
[]

Photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Encheliophis vermicularis Müller, 1842

Photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.
 
Encheliophis vermicularis
[Worm pearlfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Encheliophis vermiops
[Pygmy pearlfish]
7 Species of Family Carapidae with Genus Encheliophis
(Pearlfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1856 Encheliophis boraborensis Pinhead pearlfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
2004 Encheliophis chardewalli Eastern Central Pacific 7.2 SL
1856 Encheliophis gracilis Graceful pearlfish Indo-West Pacific 30 SL
1846 Encheliophis homei Silver pearlfish Indo-Pacific 19 TL
1908 Encheliophis sagamianus Northwest Pacific 20 TL
1842 Encheliophis vermicularis Worm pearlfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL
1990 Encheliophis vermiops Pygmy pearlfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL



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