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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dichistiidae Galjoen fishes

Genus: Dichistius

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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Dichistius capensis (Cuvier, 1831)

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Dichistius capensis
[Galjoen]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Dichistius multifasciatus (Pellegrin, 1914)

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Dichistius multifasciatus
[Banded galjoen]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dichistius capensis Galjoen Southeast Atlantic 80 TL 1831
Dichistius multifasciatus Banded galjoen Western Indian Ocean 35 TL 1914



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