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Family: Pegasidae Seamoths



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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Eurypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Eurypegasus draconis
[Short dragonfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Eurypegasus papilio (Gilbert, 1905)

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Eurypegasus papilio
[Hawaiian sea-moth fish]
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Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Pegasus lancifer
[Sculptured seamoth]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Pegasus laternarius Cuvier, 1816

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Pegasus laternarius
[]
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Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Pegasus tetrabelos
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pegasus volitans Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Pegasus volitans
[Longtail seamouth]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Eurypegasus draconis Short dragonfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1766
Eurypegasus papilio Hawaiian sea-moth fish Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 SL 1905
Pegasus lancifer Sculptured seamoth Eastern Indian Ocean 9.1 SL 1861
Pegasus laternarius Indo-West Pacific 8 SL 1816
Pegasus tetrabelos Western Pacific 9.8 SL 2016
Pegasus volitans Longtail seamouth Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1758



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