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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Carangaria/misc
Family: Polynemidae Threadfins

Genus: Polynemus

(See list of species below)



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8 species
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Asia
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Polynemus aquilonaris Motomura, 2003

Photo by Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Polynemus aquilonaris
[Northern paradise fish]



Asia
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Polynemus bidentatus Motomura & Tsukawaki, 2006

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Polynemus bidentatus
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Asia
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Polynemus dubius Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Polynemus dubius
[Eastern paradise fish]



Asia
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Polynemus hornadayi Myers, 1936

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Polynemus hornadayi
[Hornaday’s paradise fish]



Asia
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Polynemus kapuasensis Motomura & van Oijen, 2003

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Polynemus kapuasensis
[Kapuas elegant paradise fish]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Polynemus melanochir Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Polynemus melanochir
[Blackhand paradise fish]



Asia
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Polynemus multifilis Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Polynemus multifilis
[Elegant paradise fish]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 30 cm NG
Polynemus paradiseus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Polynemus paradiseus
[Paradise threadfin]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Polynemus aquilonaris Northern paradise fish Asia 15.8 SL 2003
Polynemus bidentatus Asia 15.3 SL 2006
Polynemus dubius Eastern paradise fish Asia 20 SL 1853
Polynemus hornadayi Hornaday’s paradise fish Asia 19.5 SL 1936
Polynemus kapuasensis Kapuas elegant paradise fish Asia 17 SL 2003
Polynemus melanochir Blackhand paradise fish Asia 25 SL 1831
Polynemus multifilis Elegant paradise fish Asia 28 SL 1843
Polynemus paradiseus Paradise threadfin Eastern Indian Ocean and 30 NG 1758



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