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Tripterodon orbis

(Tripterodon orbis)

Description

Tripterodon orbis, the African spadefish, is a species of spadefish native to reefs along the Indian Ocean coast of Africa. This species grows to a length of 75 centimetres (30 in) TL. This species is important to local commercial fisheries and is also popular as a game fish. This species is the only known member of its genus.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Ephippidae
Genus:Tripterodon
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