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Family: Malacanthidae Tilefishes



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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Branchiostegus albus Dooley, 1978

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Branchiostegus albus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 27.3 cm SL
Branchiostegus argentatus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Branchiostegus argentatus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Branchiostegus auratus (Kishinouye, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Branchiostegus auratus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26.6 cm SL
Branchiostegus australiensis Dooley & Kailola, 1988

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Branchiostegus australiensis
[Australian tilefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Branchiostegus doliatus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Branchiostegus doliatus
[Ribbed tilefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Branchiostegus gloerfelti Dooley & Kailola, 1988

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Branchiostegus gloerfelti
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Branchiostegus hedlandensis Dooley & Kailola, 1988

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Branchiostegus hedlandensis
[Port Hedland tilefish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Branchiostegus ilocanus Herre, 1928

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Branchiostegus ilocanus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Branchiostegus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Branchiostegus japonicus
[Horsehead tilefish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25.5 cm SL
Branchiostegus paxtoni Dooley & Kailola, 1988

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Branchiostegus paxtoni
[Paxton's tilefish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 32.9 cm SL
Branchiostegus saitoi Dooley & Iwatsuki, 2012

Photo by Photo by Iwatsuki, Y.
 
Branchiostegus saitoi
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Branchiostegus sawakinensis Amirthalingam, 1969

Photo by Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Branchiostegus sawakinensis
[Freckled tilefish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Branchiostegus semifasciatus (Norman, 1931)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Branchiostegus semifasciatus
[Zebra tilefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Branchiostegus serratus Dooley & Paxton, 1975

Photo by Photo by Peoples, M.
 
Branchiostegus serratus
[Australian barred tilefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Branchiostegus vittatus Herre, 1926

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Branchiostegus vittatus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Branchiostegus wardi Whitley, 1932

Photo by Photo by Justine, J.-L.
 
Branchiostegus wardi
[Ward's tilefish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 49.5 cm TL
Caulolatilus affinis Gill, 1865

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Caulolatilus affinis
[Bighead tilefish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40.7 cm TL
Caulolatilus bermudensis Dooley, 1981

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Caulolatilus bermudensis
[Bermuda tilefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Caulolatilus chrysops (Valenciennes, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Kolding, J.
 
Caulolatilus chrysops
[Atlantic goldeneye tilefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Caulolatilus cyanops Poey, 1866

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Caulolatilus cyanops
[Blackline tilefish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Caulolatilus dooleyi Berry, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Caulolatilus dooleyi
[Bankslope tilefish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Caulolatilus guppyi Beebe & Tee-Van, 1937

Photo by Photo by Kolding, J.
 
Caulolatilus guppyi
[Reticulated tilefish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Caulolatilus hubbsi Dooley, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Caulolatilus hubbsi
[Hubbs' tilefish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Caulolatilus intermedius Howell Rivero, 1936

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Caulolatilus intermedius
[Gulf bareye tilefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Caulolatilus microps Goode & Bean, 1878

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Caulolatilus microps
[Grey tilefish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm TL
Caulolatilus princeps (Jenyns, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Caulolatilus princeps
[Ocean whitefish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 46.9 cm TL
Caulolatilus williamsi Dooley & Berry, 1977

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Caulolatilus williamsi
[Yellowbar tilefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hoplolatilus chlupatyi Klausewitz, McCosker, Randall & Zetzsche, 1978

Photo by Photo by Mishiku, A.
 
Hoplolatilus chlupatyi
[Chameleon sand tilefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Hoplolatilus cuniculus Randall & Dooley, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hoplolatilus cuniculus
[Dusky tilefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Hoplolatilus erdmanni Allen, 2007

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplolatilus erdmanni
[Triton tilefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Hoplolatilus fourmanoiri Smith, 1964

Photo by Photo by Marsden, A.
 
Hoplolatilus fourmanoiri
[Yellow-spotted tilefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Hoplolatilus fronticinctus (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Hoplolatilus fronticinctus
[Pastel tilefish]
No picture found


 
Hoplolatilus geo
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hoplolatilus luteus Allen & Kuiter, 1989

Photo by Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Hoplolatilus luteus
[Yellow tilefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hoplolatilus marcosi Burgess, 1978

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplolatilus marcosi
[Redback sand tilefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL
Hoplolatilus oreni (Clark & Ben-Tuvia, 1973)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hoplolatilus oreni
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Hoplolatilus pohle Earle & Pyle, 1997

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplolatilus pohle
[Pohle's tilefish]



Indo West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hoplolatilus purpureus Burgess, 1978

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Hoplolatilus purpureus
[Purple sand tilefish]



Indo West Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Hoplolatilus randalli Allen, Erdmann & Hamilton, 2010

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplolatilus randalli
[Randall’s tilefish]



Indo Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Hoplolatilus starcki Randall & Dooley, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hoplolatilus starcki
[Stark's tilefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps Goode & Bean, 1879

Photo by Photo by Buckley, W.
 
Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
[Great northern tilefish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Lopholatilus villarii Miranda Ribeiro, 1915

Photo by Photo by de Almeida, F.M.
 
Lopholatilus villarii
[Tile fish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Malacanthus brevirostris Guichenot, 1848

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Malacanthus brevirostris
[Quakerfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Malacanthus latovittatus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Malacanthus latovittatus
[Blue blanquillo]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Malacanthus plumieri (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Malacanthus plumieri
[Sand tilefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Branchiostegus albus Northwest Pacific 45 TL 1978
Branchiostegus argentatus Western Pacific 27.3 SL 1830
Branchiostegus auratus Western Pacific 30 TL 1907
Branchiostegus australiensis Australian tilefish Indo-West Pacific 26.6 SL 1988
Branchiostegus doliatus Ribbed tilefish Western Indian Ocean 40 TL 1830
Branchiostegus gloerfelti Indo-West Pacific 24 SL 1988
Branchiostegus hedlandensis Port Hedland tilefish Eastern Indian Ocean 26 SL 1988
Branchiostegus ilocanus Western Central Pacific 27 SL 1928
Branchiostegus japonicus Horsehead tilefish Western Pacific 46 TL 1782
Branchiostegus paxtoni Paxton's tilefish Eastern Indian Ocean 25.5 SL 1988
Branchiostegus saitoi Pacific Ocean 32.9 SL 2012
Branchiostegus sawakinensis Freckled tilefish Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1969
Branchiostegus semifasciatus Zebra tilefish Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1931
Branchiostegus serratus Australian barred tilefish Western Pacific 28.5 SL 1975
Branchiostegus vittatus Western Pacific 24 SL 1926
Branchiostegus wardi Ward's tilefish Western Pacific 40 SL 1932
Caulolatilus affinis Bighead tilefish Eastern Pacific 49.5 TL 1865
Caulolatilus bermudensis Bermuda tilefish Western Central Atlantic 40.7 TL 1981
Caulolatilus chrysops Atlantic goldeneye tilefish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1833
Caulolatilus cyanops Blackline tilefish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1866
Caulolatilus dooleyi Bankslope tilefish Western Central Atlantic 35 TL 1978
Caulolatilus guppyi Reticulated tilefish Western Central Atlantic 35 TL 1937
Caulolatilus hubbsi Hubbs' tilefish Eastern Pacific 36 SL 1978
Caulolatilus intermedius Gulf bareye tilefish Western Central Atlantic 60 TL 1936
Caulolatilus microps Grey tilefish Western Atlantic 90 TL 1878
Caulolatilus princeps Ocean whitefish Eastern Pacific 102 TL 1840
Caulolatilus williamsi Yellowbar tilefish Western Central Atlantic 46.9 TL 1977
Hoplolatilus chlupatyi Chameleon sand tilefish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1978
Hoplolatilus cuniculus Dusky tilefish Indo-Pacific 16 TL 1974
Hoplolatilus erdmanni Triton tilefish Western Pacific 16 TL 2007
Hoplolatilus fourmanoiri Yellow-spotted tilefish Western Pacific 14 TL 1964
Hoplolatilus fronticinctus Pastel tilefish Indo-West Pacific 21 TL 1887
Hoplolatilus geo Western Indian Ocean 1982
Hoplolatilus luteus Yellow tilefish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1989
Hoplolatilus marcosi Redback sand tilefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1978
Hoplolatilus oreni Western Indian Ocean 14.1 SL 1973
Hoplolatilus pohle Pohle's tilefish Western Pacific 11 SL 1997
Hoplolatilus purpureus Purple sand tilefish Indo West Pacific 13 TL 1978
Hoplolatilus randalli Randall’s tilefish Indo West Pacific 15.4 SL 2010
Hoplolatilus starcki Stark's tilefish Indo Pacific 15.5 TL 1974
Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps Great northern tilefish Western Atlantic 125 TL 1879
Lopholatilus villarii Tile fish Southwest Atlantic 107 TL 1915
Malacanthus brevirostris Quakerfish Indo-Pacific 32 TL 1848
Malacanthus latovittatus Blue blanquillo Indo-Pacific 45 SL 1801
Malacanthus plumieri Sand tilefish Western Atlantic 70 SL 1786



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