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Family: Monodactylidae Moonyfishes or fingerfishes

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6 species
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Monodactylus argenteus
[Silver moony]

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Monodactylus falciformis Lacepède, 1801

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Monodactylus falciformis
[Full moony]
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Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

Monodactylus kottelati

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Monodactylus sebae (Cuvier, 1829)

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Monodactylus sebae
[African moony]

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Schuettea scalaripinnis Steindachner, 1866

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Schuettea scalaripinnis
[Eastern pomfred]

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Schuettea woodwardi (Waite, 1905)

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Schuettea woodwardi
[Woodwards pomfret]


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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Monodactylus argenteus Silver moony Indo-West Pacific 27 SL 1758
Monodactylus falciformis Full moony Western Indian Ocean 31 TL 1801
Monodactylus kottelati Indian Ocean 7.8 SL 1991
Monodactylus sebae African moony Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1829
Schuettea scalaripinnis Eastern pomfred Southwest Pacific 20 TL 1866
Schuettea woodwardi Woodwards pomfret Eastern Indian Ocean 24 TL 1905

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