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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Opistognathidae Jawfishes

Genus: Lonchopisthus

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Lonchopisthus higmani Mead, 1959

Photo by JAMARC
 
Lonchopisthus higmani
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL
Lonchopisthus lemur (Myers, 1935)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Lonchopisthus lemur
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 17.8 cm TL
Lonchopisthus micrognathus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Lonchopisthus micrognathus
[Swordtail jawfish]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lonchopisthus sinuscalifornicus Castro-Aguirre & Villavicencio-Garayzar, 1988

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Lonchopisthus sinuscalifornicus
[Longtailed jawfish]
4 Species of Family Opistognathidae with Genus Lonchopisthus
(Jawfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1959 Lonchopisthus higmani Western Atlantic 13.5 TL
1935 Lonchopisthus lemur Western Central Atlantic 10.3 TL
1860 Lonchopisthus micrognathus Swordtail jawfish Western Central Atlantic 17.8 TL
1988 Lonchopisthus sinuscalifornicus Longtailed jawfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL



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