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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Pervagor

(See list of species below)



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8 species
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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Pervagor alternans (Ogilby, 1899)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pervagor alternans
[Yelloweye filefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Pervagor aspricaudus (Hollard, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pervagor aspricaudus
[Orangetail filefish]

Photo by Bailly, N.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Pervagor janthinosoma (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Pervagor janthinosoma
[Blackbar filefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Pervagor marginalis Hutchins, 1986

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Pervagor marginalis
[]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Pervagor melanocephalus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Pervagor melanocephalus
[Redtail filefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pervagor nigrolineatus (Herre, 1927)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pervagor nigrolineatus
[Blacklined filefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Pervagor randalli Hutchins, 1986

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pervagor randalli
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Pervagor spilosoma (Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pervagor spilosoma
[Fantail filefish]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pervagor alternans Yelloweye filefish Western Pacific 16 TL 1899
Pervagor aspricaudus Orangetail filefish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1854
Pervagor janthinosoma Blackbar filefish Indo-Pacific 13 SL 1854
Pervagor marginalis Eastern Central Pacific 6.2 SL 1986
Pervagor melanocephalus Redtail filefish Indo-West Pacific. 16 TL 1853
Pervagor nigrolineatus Blacklined filefish Western Pacific 10 TL 1927
Pervagor randalli Western Indian Ocean 6.7 SL 1986
Pervagor spilosoma Fantail filefish Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1839



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