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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Grammistinae
Genus: Rypticus

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Rypticus bicolor Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
Rypticus bicolor
[Mottled soapfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Rypticus bistrispinus (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Rypticus bistrispinus
[Freckled soapfish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Rypticus bornoi Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928

Photo by Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
Rypticus bornoi
[Largespotted soapfish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Rypticus carpenteri Baldwin & Weigt, 2012

Photo by Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Rypticus carpenteri
[Slope soapfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Rypticus courtenayi McCarthy, 1979

Photo by Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
Rypticus courtenayi
[Socorran soapfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Rypticus maculatus Holbrook, 1855

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Rypticus maculatus
[Whitespotted soapfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm TL
Rypticus nigripinnis Gill, 1861

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Rypticus nigripinnis
[Blackfin soapfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm NG
Rypticus randalli Courtenay, 1967

Photo by Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
Rypticus randalli
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Rypticus saponaceus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rypticus saponaceus
[Greater soapfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Rypticus subbifrenatus Gill, 1861

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Rypticus subbifrenatus
[Spotted soapfish]



10 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rypticus bicolor Mottled soapfish Eastern Pacific 28 TL 1846
Rypticus bistrispinus Freckled soapfish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1818
Rypticus bornoi Largespotted soapfish Western Central Atlantic 6.1 SL 1928
Rypticus carpenteri Slope soapfish Western Central Atlantic 8.6 SL 2012
Rypticus courtenayi Socorran soapfish Eastern Pacific 19 SL 1979
Rypticus maculatus Whitespotted soapfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1855
Rypticus nigripinnis Blackfin soapfish Eastern Pacific 20.3 TL 1861
Rypticus randalli Western Atlantic 20 NG 1967
Rypticus saponaceus Greater soapfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1801
Rypticus subbifrenatus Spotted soapfish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1861



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