Anablepidae is a family of fishes which live in brackish and freshwater habitats from southern Mexico to southern South America. There are three genera with sixteen species: the four-eyed fishes (genus Anableps), the onesided livebearers (genus Jenynsia) and the white-eye, Oxyzygonectes dovii. Fish of this family eat mostly insects and other invertebrates.

The family is divided into two subfamilies and three genera


  • Anableps Scopoli, 1777
  • Jenynsia Günther, 1866


  • Oxyzygonectes Fowler, 1916