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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hyporthodus acanthistius Rooster hind Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1892
Hyporthodus ergastularius Sevenbar grouper Southwest Pacific 157 TL 1930
Hyporthodus exsul Tenspine grouper Eastern Central Pacific 125 TL 1944
Hyporthodus flavolimbatus Yellowedge grouper Western Atlantic 115 TL 1865
Hyporthodus haifensis Haifa grouper Eastern Atlantic 125 TL 1953
Hyporthodus mystacinus Misty grouper Western Atlantic 160 TL 1852
Hyporthodus nigritus Warsaw grouper Western Atlantic 230 TL 1855
Hyporthodus niphobles Star-studded grouper Eastern Pacific 48 SL 1897
Hyporthodus niveatus Snowy grouper Western Atlantic 122 TL 1828
Hyporthodus octofasciatus Eightbar grouper Indo-West Pacific 130 TL 1926
Hyporthodus perplexus Puzzling grouper Northwest Pacific 46.5 SL 1991
Hyporthodus quernus Hawaiian grouper Eastern Central Pacific 122 TL 1901
Hyporthodus septemfasciatus Convict grouper Northwest Pacific 155 TL 1793



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