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Family: Xenisthmidae Collared wrigglers



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Allomicrodesmus dorotheae Dorothea's wriggler Western Central Pacific 1966
Gymnoxenisthmus tigrellus Western Indian Ocean 1.5 SL 2014
Paraxenisthmus cerberusi Western Central Pacific 2.1 SL 2006
Paraxenisthmus springeri Springer's wriggler Western Pacific 3.1 SL 1993
Rotuma lewisi Pacific Ocean 1988
Tyson belos Arrow wriggler Western Pacific 2.2 TL 1983
Xenisthmus africanus Flathead wriggler Indian Ocean 3.8 TL 1958
Xenisthmus balius Freckled wriggler Western Indian Ocean 3.1 SL 1994
Xenisthmus chapmani Western Central Pacific 1.6 SL 1966
Xenisthmus chi Chi wriggler Eastern Indian Ocean 2.2 SL 2004
Xenisthmus clarus Clear wriggler Western Pacific 1906
Xenisthmus eirospilus Spotted wriggler Southwestern Pacific 2.1 SL 2004
Xenisthmus oligoporus Few-pored wriggler Western Indian Ocean 2.5 SL 2017
Xenisthmus polyzonatus Bullseye wriggler Indo-Pacific 3.1 TL 1871
Xenisthmus semicinctus Halfbelt wriggler Eastern Indian Ocean 1.9 SL 2004



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