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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Callanthiidae Splendid perches

Genus: Callanthias

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Callanthias allporti Günther, 1876

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
Callanthias allporti
[Splendid sea perch]

Western Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm SL
Callanthias australis Ogilby, 1899

Photo by Photo by FAO
Callanthias australis
[Magnificent splendid perch]

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Callanthias japonicus Franz, 1910

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
Callanthias japonicus

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Callanthias legras Smith, 1948

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Callanthias legras
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Max. Length 17.9 cm SL

Callanthias parini
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Callanthias platei

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Callanthias ruber (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by Photo by De Sanctis, A.
Callanthias ruber
[Parrot seaperch]
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Callanthias splendens

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Callanthias allporti Splendid sea perch Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1876
Callanthias australis Magnificent splendid perch Western Pacific 49 SL 1899
Callanthias japonicus Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1910
Callanthias legras Goldie Southeast Atlantic 25 TL 1948
Callanthias parini Southeast Pacific 17.9 SL 1984
Callanthias platei Southeast Pacific 1898
Callanthias ruber Parrot seaperch Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1810
Callanthias splendens Southwest Pacific 1921

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