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Family: Albulidae Bonefishes

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13 species
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Albula argentea (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
Albula argentea
[Longjaw bonefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 32 cm SL

Albula esuncula
[Eastern Pacific bonefish]

North America
Max. Length 25.7 cm SL
Albula gilberti Pfeiler & van der Heiden, 2011

Photo by Photo by Wozniak, S.
Albula gilberti
[Cortez bonefish]

Max. Length 90 cm SL
Albula glossodonta (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
Albula glossodonta
[Roundjaw bonefish]

Eastern Atlantic from Sen

Albula goreensis Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
Albula goreensis

Northwest Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 35.0 cm SL
Albula koreana Kwun & Kim, 2011

Photo by Photo by Kwun, H.J. & Kim, J.K.
Albula koreana
[Korean bonefish]

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Albula nemoptera (Fowler, 1911)

Photo by Photo by Duarte, L.O.
Albula nemoptera
[Threadfin bonefish]

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35.4 cm SL
Albula oligolepis Hidaka, Iwatsuki & Randall, 2008

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
Albula oligolepis
[Smallscale bonefish]
No picture found

Albula pacifica
[Pacific shafted bonefish]

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 32.2 cm SL
Albula virgata Jordan & Jordan, 1922

Photo by Photo by Stender, K.
Albula virgata

Worldwide in warm seas.
Max. Length 104 cm TL
Albula vulpes (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
Albula vulpes

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Nemoossis belloci (Cadenat, 1937)

Photo by Photo by FAO
Nemoossis belloci
[Longfin bonefish]

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pterothrissus gissu Hilgendorf, 1877

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
Pterothrissus gissu
[Japanese gissu]


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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Albula argentea Longjaw bonefish Western Pacific 70 SL 1801
Albula esuncula Eastern Pacific bonefish Eastern Pacific 32 SL 1899
Albula gilberti Cortez bonefish North America 25.7 SL 2011
Albula glossodonta Roundjaw bonefish Indo-Pacific 90 SL 1775
Albula goreensis Eastern Atlantic from Sen 1847
Albula koreana Korean bonefish Northwest Pacific Ocean 35.0 SL 2011
Albula nemoptera Threadfin bonefish Western Atlantic 51 TL 1911
Albula oligolepis Smallscale bonefish Indian Ocean 35.4 SL 2008
Albula pacifica Pacific shafted bonefish Eastern Pacific. 1942
Albula virgata Eastern Central Pacific 32.2 SL 1922
Albula vulpes Bonefish Worldwide in warm seas. 104 TL 1758
Nemoossis belloci Longfin bonefish Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1937
Pterothrissus gissu Japanese gissu Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1877

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