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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Centriscidae Snipefishes and shrimpfishes
Subfamily: Macroramphosinae
Genus: Macroramphosus

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Indo-Pacific and Western
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Macroramphosus gracilis (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Macroramphosus gracilis
[Slender snipefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Macroramphosus scolopax (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Macroramphosus scolopax
[Longspine snipefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Macroramphosus gracilis Slender snipefish Indo-Pacific and Western 15 TL 1839
Macroramphosus scolopax Longspine snipefish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1758



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