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Family: Oplegnathidae Knifejaws



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Oplegnathus conwayi Richardson, 1840

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Oplegnathus conwayi
[Cape knifejaw]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Oplegnathus fasciatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Oplegnathus fasciatus
[Barred knifejaw]

Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Oplegnathus insignis (Kner, 1867)

Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.
 
Oplegnathus insignis
[Pacific beakfish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Oplegnathus peaolopesi Smith, 1947

Photo by SFSA
 
Oplegnathus peaolopesi
[Mozambique knifejaw]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 86 cm TL
Oplegnathus punctatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Oplegnathus punctatus
[Spotted knifejaw]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Oplegnathus robinsoni Regan, 1916

Photo by SFSA
 
Oplegnathus robinsoni
[Natal knifejaw]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Oplegnathus woodwardi Waite, 1900

Photo by CSIRO
 
Oplegnathus woodwardi
[Knifejaw]
7 Species of Family Oplegnathidae
(Knifejaws)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1840 Oplegnathus conwayi Cape knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 90 TL
1844 Oplegnathus fasciatus Barred knifejaw Northwest Pacific 80 TL
1867 Oplegnathus insignis Pacific beakfish Eastern Pacific 66 TL
1947 Oplegnathus peaolopesi Mozambique knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 75 TL
1844 Oplegnathus punctatus Spotted knifejaw Pacific Ocean 86 TL
1916 Oplegnathus robinsoni Natal knifejaw Western Indian Ocean 60 TL
1900 Oplegnathus woodwardi Knifejaw Eastern Indian Ocean 45 TL



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