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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae Damselfishes
Subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Genus: Parma

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Parma alboscapularis Allen & Hoese, 1975

Photo by Photo by Caiger, P.
 
Parma alboscapularis
[Black scalyfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Parma bicolor
[Bicolor scalyfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Parma kermadecensis
[Kermadec scalyfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Parma mccullochi
[McCulloch's scalyfin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Parma microlepis Günther, 1862

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parma microlepis
[White-ear scalyfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Parma occidentalis
[Western scalyfin]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Parma oligolepis Whitley, 1929

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Parma oligolepis
[Big-scale parma]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Parma polylepis Günther, 1862

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parma polylepis
[Banded parma]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Parma unifasciata (Steindachner, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Parma unifasciata
[Girdled scalyfin]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Parma victoriae (Günther, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Parma victoriae
[Victorian scalyfin]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parma alboscapularis Black scalyfin Southwest Pacific 22 SL 1975
Parma bicolor Bicolor scalyfin Eastern Indian Ocean 14 SL 1979
Parma kermadecensis Kermadec scalyfin Southwest Pacific 22 SL 1987
Parma mccullochi McCulloch's scalyfin Eastern Indian Ocean 20 SL 1929
Parma microlepis White-ear scalyfin Southwest Pacific 14 SL 1862
Parma occidentalis Western scalyfin Eastern Indian Ocean 13 SL 1975
Parma oligolepis Big-scale parma Western Pacific 16.5 SL 1929
Parma polylepis Banded parma Western Central Pacific 21 TL 1862
Parma unifasciata Girdled scalyfin Western Pacific 18 SL 1867
Parma victoriae Victorian scalyfin Eastern Indian Ocean 20 SL 1863



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