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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Lutjanidae Snappers
Subfamily: Apsilinae
Genus: Apsilus

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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Apsilus dentatus Guichenot, 1853

Photo by Photo by Charteris, M.
 
Apsilus dentatus
[Black snapper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Apsilus fuscus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Apsilus fuscus
[African forktail snapper]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apsilus dentatus Black snapper Western Central Atlantic 65 TL 1853
Apsilus fuscus African forktail snapper Eastern Atlantic 75 TL 1830



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