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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Grammistinae
Genus: Rypticus

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10 species (see list below)

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Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Rypticus bicolor Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
Rypticus bicolor
[Mottled soapfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Rypticus bistrispinus (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Rypticus bistrispinus
[Freckled soapfish]

Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Rypticus bornoi Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928

Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
Rypticus bornoi
[Largespotted soapfish]
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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Rypticus carpenteri
[Slope soapfish]

Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Rypticus courtenayi McCarthy, 1979

Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.
 
Rypticus courtenayi
[Socorran soapfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Rypticus maculatus Holbrook, 1855

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Rypticus maculatus
[Whitespotted soapfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm TL
Rypticus nigripinnis Gill, 1861

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Rypticus nigripinnis
[Blackfin soapfish]

Photo by Guimarães, R. Z. P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm NG
Rypticus randalli Courtenay, 1967

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Rypticus saponaceus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rypticus saponaceus
[Greater soapfish]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Rypticus subbifrenatus Gill, 1861

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Rypticus subbifrenatus
[Spotted soapfish]
10 Species of Family Serranidae with Genus Rypticus
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1846 Rypticus bicolor Mottled soapfish Eastern Pacific 28 TL
1818 Rypticus bistrispinus Freckled soapfish Western Atlantic 15 TL
1928 Rypticus bornoi Largespotted soapfish Western Central Atlantic 6.1 SL
2012 Rypticus carpenteri Slope soapfish Western Central Atlantic 8.6 SL
1979 Rypticus courtenayi Socorran soapfish Eastern Pacific 19 SL
1855 Rypticus maculatus Whitespotted soapfish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1861 Rypticus nigripinnis Blackfin soapfish Eastern Pacific 20.3 TL
1967 Rypticus randalli Western Atlantic 20 NG
1801 Rypticus saponaceus Greater soapfish Western Atlantic 35 TL
1861 Rypticus subbifrenatus Spotted soapfish Western Atlantic 18 TL



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