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Class: Teleostei
Order: Ovalentaria/misc
Family: Pomacentridae Damselfishes
Subfamily: Microspathodontinae
Genus: Stegastes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Stegastes acapulcoensis Acapulco major Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1944
Stegastes adustus Dusky damselfish Western Central Atlantic 15 TL 1865
Stegastes albifasciatus Whitebar gregory Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1839
Stegastes arcifrons Island major Eastern Pacific 13 SL 1903
Stegastes baldwini Baldwin's major Eastern Central Pacific 9 SL 1980
Stegastes beebei Southern whitetail major Eastern Pacific 15 SL 1924
Stegastes diencaeus Longfin damselfish Western Atlantic 12.5 TL 1897
Stegastes flavilatus Beaubrummel Eastern Pacific 10 SL 1862
Stegastes fuscus Brazilian damsel Western Atlantic 12.6 TL 1830
Stegastes imbricatus Cape Verde gregory Eastern Atlantic 10 SL 1840
Stegastes lacrymatus Whitespotted devil Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1825
Stegastes leucorus Whitetail major Eastern Central Pacific 14 SL 1892
Stegastes leucostictus Beaugregory Western Atlantic 10 TL 1848
Stegastes limbatus Ebony gregory Western Indian Ocean 15 SL 1830
Stegastes lividus Eastern Central Pacific 11 TL 1801
Stegastes lubbocki Lubbock's gregory Central Atlantic 5 SL 1992
Stegastes nigricans Dusky farmerfish Indo-Pacific 14 TL 1802
Stegastes otophorus Freshwater gregory Western Atlantic 13 TL 1860
Stegastes partitus Bicolor damselfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1868
Stegastes pelicieri Mauritian gregory Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1985
Stegastes pictus Yellowtip damselfish Western Atlantic 7.5 SL 1855
Stegastes planifrons Threespot damselfish Western Atlantic 13 TL 1830
Stegastes punctatus Blunt snout gregory Indo-Pacific 13 SL 1825
Stegastes rectifraenum Cortez damselfish Eastern Central Pacific 13.5 TL 1862
Stegastes redemptus Clarion major Eastern Central Pacific 12 SL 1903
Stegastes rocasensis Rocas gregory Western Atlantic 9 SL 1972
Stegastes sanctaehelenae Southeast Atlantic 9 SL 1879
Stegastes uenfi Southwest Atlantic 2000
Stegastes variabilis Cocoa damselfish Western Atlantic 12.5 TL 1855
Stegastes xanthurus Western Central Atlantic 7.4 FL 1860

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