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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Phallostethidae Priapiumfishes

Genus: Phenacostethus

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Max. Length 1.8 cm SL

 
Phenacostethus posthon
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Asia
Max. Length 2 cm TL
Phenacostethus smithi Myers, 1928

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Phenacostethus smithi
[Smith's priapium fish]
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Max. Length 1.4 cm SL

 
Phenacostethus trewavasae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Phenacostethus posthon Asia 1.8 SL 1971
Phenacostethus smithi Smith's priapium fish Asia 2 TL 1928
Phenacostethus trewavasae Asia 1.4 SL 1986



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