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Temporal range: Early Oligocene to Present[1]
Psenes maculatus.jpg
Silver Driftfish (P. maculatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Nomeidae
Genus: Psenes
Valenciennes, 1833
Type species
Psenes cyanophrys
Valenciennes, 1833
  • Icticus D. S. Jordan & W. F. Thompson, 1914
  • Papyrichthys J. L. B. Smith, 1934
  • Thecopsenes Fowler, 1944
  • Caristioides Whitley, 1948
  • Parapsenes J. L. B. Smith, 1949
  • Alepidichthys Torres-Orozco & Castro-Aguirre, 1983

Psenes is a genus of driftfishes native to the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


There are currently five recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2014). Species of Psenes in FishBase. February 2014 version.