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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
Family: Hoplichthyidae Ghost flatheads

Genus: Hoplichthys

(See list of species below)



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14 species
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Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Hoplichthys acanthopleurus
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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.5 cm TL
Hoplichthys citrinus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by Richer de Forges, B.
 
Hoplichthys citrinus
[Lemon ghost flathead]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Hoplichthys fasciatus Matsubara, 1937

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Hoplichthys fasciatus
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Western Pacific. Likely
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Hoplichthys filamentosus Matsubara & Ochiai, 1950

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Hoplichthys filamentosus
[Longray ghost flathead]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Hoplichthys gilberti Jordan & Richardson, 1908

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Hoplichthys gilberti
[]



Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Hoplichthys haswelli McCulloch, 1907

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Hoplichthys haswelli
[Armoured flathead]
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Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Hoplichthys imamurai
[Imamura's ghost flathead]
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Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Hoplichthys langsdorfii
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Max. Length 24.4 cm SL

 
Hoplichthys mcgroutheri
[McGrouther’s ghost flathead]
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Hoplichthys ogilbyi
[Ogilby's ghost flathead]
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Hoplichthys pectoralis
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Hoplichthys platophrys
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Hoplichthys prosemion
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Hoplichthys regani Jordan, 1908

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Hoplichthys regani
[Ghost flathead]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hoplichthys acanthopleurus Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1908
Hoplichthys citrinus Lemon ghost flathead Western Central Pacific 21.5 TL 1905
Hoplichthys fasciatus Northwest Pacific 6.7 SL 1937
Hoplichthys filamentosus Longray ghost flathead Western Pacific. Likely 30 SL 1950
Hoplichthys gilberti Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1908
Hoplichthys haswelli Armoured flathead Southwest Pacific. 43 TL 1907
Hoplichthys imamurai Imamura's ghost flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 2013
Hoplichthys langsdorfii Northwest Pacific 16 SL 1829
Hoplichthys mcgroutheri McGrouther’s ghost flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 24.4 SL 2014
Hoplichthys ogilbyi Ogilby's ghost flathead Southwest Pacific 1914
Hoplichthys pectoralis Western Central Pacific. 1943
Hoplichthys platophrys Eastern Central Pacific 1905
Hoplichthys prosemion Asia 1938
Hoplichthys regani Ghost flathead Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1908



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