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Family: Anablepidae Four-eyed fishes, onesided livebearers & white-eye



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18 species (see list below)

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Photo by Malkowski, P.

South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Anableps anableps (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Malkowski, P.
 
Anableps anableps
[Largescale foureyes]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Central America
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Anableps dowei Gill, 1861

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anableps dowei
[Pacific foureyed fish]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central and South America
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Anableps microlepis Müller & Troschel, 1844

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Anableps microlepis
[Foureyes]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Jenynsia alternimaculata
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Jenynsia diphyes
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Jenynsia eigenmanni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Jenynsia eirmostigma
[]

Photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse

South America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Jenynsia lineata (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse
 
Jenynsia lineata
[Onesided livebearer]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Jenynsia luxata
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Jenynsia maculata
[]

Photo by Roselet, F.F.G.

South America
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Jenynsia multidentata (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Roselet, F.F.G.
 
Jenynsia multidentata
[Rio de la Plata onesided livebearer]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Jenynsia obscura
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Jenynsia onca
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Jenynsia sanctaecatarinae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Jenynsia tucumana
[]

Photo by Guimarães, T.F.R.

South America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Jenynsia unitaenia Ghedotti & Weitzman, 1995

Photo by Guimarães, T.F.R.
 
Jenynsia unitaenia
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Jenynsia weitzmani
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Oxyzygonectes dovii
[White-eye]
18 Species of Family Anablepidae
(Four-eyed fishes, onesided livebearers & white-eye)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Anableps anableps Largescale foureyes South America 30 TL
1861 Anableps dowei Pacific foureyed fish Central America 34 TL
1844 Anableps microlepis Foureyes Central and South America 32 TL
1940 Jenynsia alternimaculata South America 5.5 SL
2006 Jenynsia diphyes South America 7.3 SL
1911 Jenynsia eigenmanni South America
1995 Jenynsia eirmostigma South America 7.1 SL
1842 Jenynsia lineata Onesided livebearer South America 5.5 SL
2013 Jenynsia luxata South America 4.4 SL
1906 Jenynsia maculata South America 7.3 SL
1842 Jenynsia multidentata Rio de la Plata onesided livebearer South America 8.6 SL
1877 Jenynsia obscura South America 5.8 SL
2002 Jenynsia onca South America 3.9 SL
1996 Jenynsia sanctaecatarinae South America 4.2 SL
2005 Jenynsia tucumana South America 4.0 SL
1995 Jenynsia unitaenia South America 7.6 SL
2001 Jenynsia weitzmani South America 7.6 SL
1866 Oxyzygonectes dovii White-eye Central America 15 TL



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