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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Acanthuriformes
Family: Drepaneidae Sicklefishes

Genus: Drepane

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Drepane africana Osório, 1892

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Drepane africana
[African sicklefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Drepane longimana (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Drepane longimana
[Concertina fish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Drepane punctata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Drepane punctata
[Spotted sicklefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Drepane africana African sicklefish Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1892
Drepane longimana Concertina fish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1801
Drepane punctata Spotted sicklefish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1758



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