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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Epinephelinae
Genus: Cephalopholis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cephalopholis aitha Rusty hind Western Pacific 40 TL 1991
Cephalopholis argus Peacock hind Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1801
Cephalopholis aurantia Golden hind Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1828
Cephalopholis boenak Chocolate hind Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1790
Cephalopholis cruentata Graysby Western Central Atlantic 42.6 TL 1802
Cephalopholis cyanostigma Bluespotted hind Western Pacific 40 TL 1828
Cephalopholis formosa Bluelined hind Indo-West Pacific 34 TL 1812
Cephalopholis fulva Coney Western Atlantic 44 TL 1758
Cephalopholis hemistiktos Yellowfin hind Western Indian Ocean 35 TL 1830
Cephalopholis igarashiensis Garish hind Pacific Ocean 43 TL 1957
Cephalopholis leopardus Leopard hind Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1801
Cephalopholis microprion Freckled hind Western Pacific 25 TL 1852
Cephalopholis miniata Coral hind Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1775
Cephalopholis nigri Niger hind Eastern Atlantic 30.5 TL 1859
Cephalopholis nigripinnis Blackfin grouper Indian Ocean 28 TL 1828
Cephalopholis oligosticta Vermilion hind Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1983
Cephalopholis panamensis Pacific graysby Eastern Pacific 39 TL 1876
Cephalopholis polleni Harlequin hind Indo-Pacific 43 TL 1868
Cephalopholis polyspila Eastern Indian Ocean. 18.8 SL 2000
Cephalopholis sexmaculata Sixblotch hind Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1830
Cephalopholis sonnerati Tomato hind Indo-Pacific 57 TL 1828
Cephalopholis spiloparaea Strawberry hind Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1828
Cephalopholis taeniops Bluespotted seabass Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1828
Cephalopholis urodeta Darkfin hind Pacific Ocean 28 TL 1801



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