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Family: Atherionidae Pricklenose silversides



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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Atherion africanum Smith, 1965

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Atherion africanum
[Pricklenose silverside]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL
Atherion elymus Jordan & Starks, 1901

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Atherion elymus
[Bearded silverside]
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Atherion maccullochi
[McCulloch's hardyhead]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atherion africanum Pricklenose silverside Indian Ocean 5.5 TL 1965
Atherion elymus Bearded silverside Western Pacific 6.4 TL 1901
Atherion maccullochi McCulloch's hardyhead Southwest Pacific 1919



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