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


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Indo-Pacific and Western
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Aporops bilinearis Schultz, 1943

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Aporops bilinearis
[Blotched podge]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Grammistes sexlineatus (Thunberg, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Grammistes sexlineatus
[Goldenstriped soapfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13.2 cm TL
Grammistops ocellatus Schultz, 1953

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Grammistops ocellatus
[Ocellate soapfish]



Indo-West Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pogonoperca ocellata Günther, 1859

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Pogonoperca ocellata
[Indian soapfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Pogonoperca punctata (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pogonoperca punctata
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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 Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
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 20.4 cm TL
Rypticus randalli Courtenay, 1967

Photo by Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
Rypticus randalli
[]



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]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Suttonia lineata Gosline, 1960

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Suttonia lineata
[Freckleface podge]
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Max. Length 7.8 cm TL

 
Suttonia suttoni
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aporops bilinearis Blotched podge Indo-Pacific and Western 9.9 SL 1943
Grammistes sexlineatus Goldenstriped soapfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1792
Grammistops ocellatus Ocellate soapfish Indo-Pacific 13.2 TL 1953
Pogonoperca ocellata Indian soapfish Indo-West Pacific Ocean 30 TL 1859
Pogonoperca punctata Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1830
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 20.4 TL 1967
Rypticus saponaceus Greater soapfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1801
Rypticus subbifrenatus Spotted soapfish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1861
Suttonia lineata Freckleface podge Indo-Pacific. 8.1 SL 1960
Suttonia suttoni Western Indian Ocean 7.8 TL 1953



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