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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Zoarcoidei
Family: Stichaeidae Pricklebacks
Subfamily: Stichaeinae
Genus: Ernogrammus

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3 species
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ernogrammus hexagrammus (Schlegel, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Ernogrammus hexagrammus
[Six-lined prickleback]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28.8 cm SL
Ernogrammus walkeri Follett & Powell, 1988

Photo by Photo by Bauder, C.
 
Ernogrammus walkeri
[Masked prickleback]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Ernogrammus zhirmunskii Markevich & Kharin, 2011

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Ernogrammus zhirmunskii
[Seven-lined prickleback]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ernogrammus hexagrammus Six-lined prickleback Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1845
Ernogrammus walkeri Masked prickleback Eastern Central Pacific 28.8 SL 1988
Ernogrammus zhirmunskii Seven-lined prickleback Northwest Pacific 7.5 SL 2011



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