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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae Jacks and pompanos
Subfamily: Caranginae
Genus: Selene

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm FL
Selene brevoortii (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Selene brevoortii
[Hairfin lookdown]

Photo by Garcia Jr., J.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Selene brownii (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Garcia Jr., J.
 
Selene brownii
[Caribbean moonfish]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Selene dorsalis (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Selene dorsalis
[African moonfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Selene orstedii Lütken, 1880

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Selene orstedii
[Mexican moonfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Selene peruviana (Guichenot, 1866)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Selene peruviana
[Peruvian moonfish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Selene setapinnis (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Selene setapinnis
[Atlantic moonfish]
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Western Atlantic

 
Selene spixii
[]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48.3 cm TL
Selene vomer (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Selene vomer
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8 Species of Family Carangidae with Genus Selene
(Jacks and pompanos)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1863 Selene brevoortii Hairfin lookdown Eastern Pacific 38 FL
1816 Selene brownii Caribbean moonfish Western Atlantic 29 TL
1863 Selene dorsalis African moonfish Eastern Atlantic 38 TL
1880 Selene orstedii Mexican moonfish Eastern Pacific 33 TL
1866 Selene peruviana Peruvian moonfish Eastern Pacific 40 TL
1815 Selene setapinnis Atlantic moonfish Western Atlantic 60 TL
1855 Selene spixii Western Atlantic
1758 Selene vomer Lookdown Western Atlantic 48.3 TL



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