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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Xenisthmidae Collared wrigglers

Genus: Xenisthmus

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.8 cm TL

 
Xenisthmus africanus
[Flathead wriggler]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Xenisthmus balius Gill & Randall, 1994

Photo by FAO
 
Xenisthmus balius
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 1.6 cm SL

 
Xenisthmus chapmani
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Xenisthmus chi
[Chi wriggler]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Xenisthmus clarus
[Clear wriggler]
No picture found
Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Xenisthmus eirospilus
[Spotted wriggler]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 3.1 cm TL
Xenisthmus polyzonatus (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Xenisthmus polyzonatus
[Bullseye wriggler]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Xenisthmus semicinctus
[Halfbelt wriggler]
8 Species of Family Xenisthmidae with Genus Xenisthmus
(Collared wrigglers)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1958 Xenisthmus africanus Flathead wriggler Indian Ocean 3.8 TL
1994 Xenisthmus balius Western Indian Ocean 3.1 SL
1966 Xenisthmus chapmani Western Central Pacific 1.6 SL
2004 Xenisthmus chi Chi wriggler Eastern Indian Ocean 2.2 SL
1906 Xenisthmus clarus Clear wriggler Western Pacific
2004 Xenisthmus eirospilus Spotted wriggler Southwestern Pacific 2.1 SL
1871 Xenisthmus polyzonatus Bullseye wriggler Indo-Pacific 3.1 TL
2004 Xenisthmus semicinctus Halfbelt wriggler Eastern Indian Ocean 1.9 SL



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