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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pentacerotidae Armorheads
Subfamily: Pentacerotinae
Genus: Pentaceros

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Southeast Atlantic to Wes
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Pentaceros capensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Pentaceros capensis
[Cape armourhead]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25.5 cm NG
Pentaceros decacanthus Günther, 1859

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pentaceros decacanthus
[Bigspined boarfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pentaceros japonicus Steindachner, 1883

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Pentaceros japonicus
[Japanese armorhead]
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Pentaceros quinquespinis
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Pentaceros richardsoni Smith, 1844

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pentaceros richardsoni
[Pelagic armourhead]
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Max. Length 44 cm TL

 
Pentaceros wheeleri
[Slender armorhead]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pentaceros capensis Cape armourhead Southeast Atlantic to Wes 35 TL 1829
Pentaceros decacanthus Bigspined boarfish Indo-Pacific 25.5 NG 1859
Pentaceros japonicus Japanese armorhead Western Pacific 25 TL 1883
Pentaceros quinquespinis Southeast Pacific 1988
Pentaceros richardsoni Pelagic armourhead Southeast Atlantic 56 TL 1844
Pentaceros wheeleri Slender armorhead North Pacific 44 TL 1983



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