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

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cephalopholis aitha Randall & Heemstra, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis aitha
[Rusty hind]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cephalopholis argus Schneider, 1801

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis argus
[Peacock hind]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cephalopholis aurantia (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis aurantia
[Golden hind]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cephalopholis boenak (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cephalopholis boenak
[Chocolate hind]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 42.6 cm TL
Cephalopholis cruentata (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Cephalopholis cruentata
[Graysby]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cephalopholis cyanostigma (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Cephalopholis cyanostigma
[Bluespotted hind]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Cephalopholis formosa (Shaw, 1812)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis formosa
[Bluelined hind]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Cephalopholis fulva (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis fulva
[Coney]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cephalopholis hemistiktos (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis hemistiktos
[Yellowfin hind]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Cephalopholis igarashiensis Katayama, 1957

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis igarashiensis
[Garish hind]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Cephalopholis leopardus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Cephalopholis leopardus
[Leopard hind]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Cephalopholis microprion (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis microprion
[Freckled hind]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cephalopholis miniata (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis miniata
[Coral hind]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Cephalopholis nigri (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Cephalopholis nigri
[Niger hind]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Cephalopholis nigripinnis (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis nigripinnis
[Blackfin grouper]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cephalopholis oligosticta Randall & Ben-Tuvia, 1983

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Cephalopholis oligosticta
[Vermilion hind]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Cephalopholis panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Boyle, K.S.
 
Cephalopholis panamensis
[Pacific graysby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Cephalopholis polleni (Bleeker, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis polleni
[Harlequin hind]



Eastern Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 18.8 cm SL
Cephalopholis polyspila Randall & Satapoomin, 2000

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis polyspila
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cephalopholis sexmaculata (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis sexmaculata
[Sixblotch hind]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Cephalopholis sonnerati (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Cephalopholis sonnerati
[Tomato hind]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cephalopholis spiloparaea (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephalopholis spiloparaea
[Strawberry hind]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Cephalopholis taeniops (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Cephalopholis taeniops
[Bluespotted seabass]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Cephalopholis urodeta (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Cephalopholis urodeta
[Darkfin hind]



24 species

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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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