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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Blenniiformes
Family: Blenniidae Combtooth blennies
Subfamily: Blenniinae
Genus: Xiphasia

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Xiphasia matsubarai Okada & Suzuki, 1952

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Xiphasia matsubarai
[Japanese snake blenny]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm SL
Xiphasia setifer Swainson, 1839

Photo by Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Xiphasia setifer
[Hairtail blenny]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Xiphasia matsubarai Japanese snake blenny Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1952
Xiphasia setifer Hairtail blenny Indo-West Pacific 53 SL 1839



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