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Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Diploprioninae


(See list of species below)



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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Aulacocephalus temminckii Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Photo by Trevor, M.
 
Aulacocephalus temminckii
[Goldribbon soapfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Belonoperca chabanaudi Fowler & Bean, 1930

Photo by Photo by Libert, F.
 
Belonoperca chabanaudi
[Arrowhead soapfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Belonoperca pylei Baldwin & Smith, 1998

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Belonoperca pylei
[Orangespotted soapfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Diploprion bifasciatum Cuvier, 1828

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Diploprion bifasciatum
[Barred soapfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Diploprion drachi Roux-Estève, 1955

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Diploprion drachi
[Yellowfin soapfish]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aulacocephalus temminckii Goldribbon soapfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1855
Belonoperca chabanaudi Arrowhead soapfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1930
Belonoperca pylei Orangespotted soapfish Western Central Pacific 6.2 SL 1998
Diploprion bifasciatum Barred soapfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1828
Diploprion drachi Yellowfin soapfish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1955



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