49 Species in Family Aploactinidae
Nominal species list for Aploactinidae
Scientific Name Author English Name
Acanthosphex leurynnis (Jordan & Seale, 1905) Wasp-spine velvetfish
Adventor elongatus (Whitley, 1952) Visitor
Aploactis aspera (Richardson, 1845) Dusky velvetfish
Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson, 1850) Southern velvetfish
Bathyaploactis curtisensis Whitley, 1933 Port Curtis mossback
Bathyaploactis ornatissima Whitley, 1933 Ornate velvetfish
Cocotropus altipinnis Waite, 1903 Highfin velvetfish
Cocotropus astakhovi Prokofiev, 2010
Cocotropus dermacanthus (Bleeker, 1852) Spinyskin velvetfish
Cocotropus echinatus (Cantor, 1849)
Cocotropus eksae Prokofiev, 2010
Cocotropus izuensis Imamura, Aizawa & Shinohara, 2010
Cocotropus keramaensis Imamura & Shinohara, 2003
Cocotropus larvatus Poss & Allen, 1987 Ghost velvetfish
Cocotropus masudai Matsubara, 1943
Cocotropus microps Johnson, 2004 Patchwork velvetfish
Cocotropus monacanthus (Gilchrist, 1906) Roughskin scorpionfish
Cocotropus possi Imamura & Shinohara, 2008
Cocotropus richeri Fricke, 2004
Cocotropus roseomaculatus Imamura & Shinohara, 2004
Cocotropus roseus Day, 1875
Cocotropus steinitzi Eschmeyer & Dor, 1978 Steinitz' velvetfish
Erisphex aniarus (Thomson, 1967) Dark-finned velvetfish
Erisphex philippinus (Fowler, 1938)
Erisphex pottii (Steindachner, 1896)
Erisphex simplex Chen, 1981
Kanekonia florida Tanaka, 1915
Kanekonia leichhardti Johnson, 2013 Leichhardt’s velvetfish
Kanekonia pelta Poss, 1982
Kanekonia queenslandica Whitley, 1952 Deep velvetfish
Matsubarichthys inusitatus Poss & Johnson, 1991 Rare velvetfish
Neoaploactis tridorsalis Eschmeyer & Allen, 1978 Threefin velvetfish
Paraploactis hongkongiensis (Chan, 1966)
Paraploactis intonsa Poss & Eschmeyer, 1978 Bearded velvetfish
Paraploactis kagoshimensis (Ishikawa, 1904)
Paraploactis obbesi (Weber, 1913) Sulu velvetfish
Paraploactis pulvinus Poss & Eschmeyer, 1978 Pillow velvetfish
Paraploactis taprobanensis (Whitley, 1933)
Paraploactis trachyderma Bleeker, 1865 Mossback velvetfish
Peristrominous dolosus Whitley, 1952 Deceitful velvetfish
Prosoproctus pataecus Poss & Eschmeyer, 1979
Pseudopataecus carnatobarbatus Johnson, 2012 Goatee velvetfish
Pseudopataecus taenianotus Johnson, 2004 Longfin velvetfish
Ptarmus gallus (Kossmann & Räuber, 1877)
Ptarmus jubatus (Smith, 1935) Crested scorpionfish
Sthenopus mollis Richardson, 1848
Xenaploactis anopta Poss & Eschmeyer, 1980
Xenaploactis asperrima (Günther, 1860)
Xenaploactis cautes Poss & Eschmeyer, 1980 Rough velvetfish
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