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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
Family: Aploactinidae Velvetfishes

Genus: Erisphex

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East Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL
Erisphex aniarus (Thomson, 1967)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Erisphex aniarus
[Dark-finned velvetfish]



Indo-West Pacific

Erisphex philippinus (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Erisphex philippinus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Erisphex pottii (Steindachner, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Erisphex pottii
[]



Northwest Pacific

Erisphex simplex Chen, 1981

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Erisphex simplex
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4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Erisphex aniarus Dark-finned velvetfish East Indo-West Pacific. 6.1 TL 1967
Erisphex philippinus Indo-West Pacific 1938
Erisphex pottii Western Pacific 12 TL 1896
Erisphex simplex Northwest Pacific 1981



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