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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cheilodactylidae Morwongs

Genus: Nemadactylus

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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by INIDEP

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm SL
Nemadactylus bergi (Norman, 1937)

Photo by INIDEP
Nemadactylus bergi

Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 81 cm FL
Nemadactylus douglasii (Hector, 1875)

Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.
Nemadactylus douglasii
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

Nemadactylus gayi

Photo by SeaFIC

Max. Length 70 cm TL
Nemadactylus macropterus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by SeaFIC
Nemadactylus macropterus

Photo by Scott, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Nemadactylus monodactylus (Carmichael, 1819)

Photo by Scott, S.
Nemadactylus monodactylus
[St. Paul's fingerfin]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Nemadactylus valenciennesi (Whitley, 1937)

Photo by CSIRO
Nemadactylus valenciennesi
[Sea carp]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic

Nemadactylus vemae
7 Species of Family Cheilodactylidae with Genus Nemadactylus
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1937 Nemadactylus bergi Castaneta Southeast Pacific 39.5 SL
1875 Nemadactylus douglasii Porae Southwest Pacific 81 FL
1865 Nemadactylus gayi Southeast Pacific
1801 Nemadactylus macropterus Tarakihi Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1819 Nemadactylus monodactylus St. Paul's fingerfin Western Indian Ocean 60 TL
1937 Nemadactylus valenciennesi Sea carp Eastern Indian Ocean 90 TL
1967 Nemadactylus vemae Southeast Atlantic

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