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Family: Acropomatidae Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses



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37 species
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Photo by Okamoto, M.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Acropoma argentistigma Okamoto & Ida, 2002

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Acropoma argentistigma
[]

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Acropoma boholensis Yamanoue & Matsuura, 2002

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.
 
Acropoma boholensis
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Acropoma hanedai Matsubara, 1953

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Acropoma hanedai
[]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Acropoma japonicum Günther, 1859

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Acropoma japonicum
[Glowbelly]

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm FL
Acropoma lecorneti Fourmanoir, 1988

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.
 
Acropoma lecorneti
[]
No picture found
Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Acropoma profundum
[Solomon’s lanternbelly]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Apogonops anomalus Ogilby, 1896

Photo by CSIRO
 
Apogonops anomalus
[Threespine cardinalfish]

Photo by Duarte, L.O.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Caraibops trispinosus (Mochizuki & Sano, 1984)

Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Caraibops trispinosus
[Threespine bass]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Doederleinia berycoides (Hilgendorf, 1879)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Doederleinia berycoides
[Blackthroat seaperch]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Kaperangus microlepis (Norman, 1935)

Photo by FAO
 
Kaperangus microlepis
[Thinlip splitfin]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 18.0 cm SL
Malakichthys barbatus Yamanoue & Yoseda, 2001

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malakichthys barbatus
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Malakichthys elegans Matsubara & Yamaguti, 1943

Photo by CSIRO
 
Malakichthys elegans
[Splendid seabass]

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Malakichthys griseus Döderlein, 1883

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Malakichthys griseus
[]

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL
Malakichthys levis Yamanoue & Matsuura, 2002

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.
 
Malakichthys levis
[Smooth seabass]

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Malakichthys mochizuki Yamanoue & Matsuura, 2002

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.
 
Malakichthys mochizuki
[Mochizuki's seabass]

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Malakichthys similis Yamanoue & Matsuura, 2004

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.
 
Malakichthys similis
[]

Photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Malakichthys wakiyae Jordan & Hubbs, 1925

Photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan
 
Malakichthys wakiyae
[]

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 24.5 cm TL
Neoscombrops atlanticus Mochizuki & Sano, 1984

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.
 
Neoscombrops atlanticus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Neoscombrops cynodon (Regan, 1921)

Photo by FAO
 
Neoscombrops cynodon
[Silver splitfin]

Photo by Justine, J.-L.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Neoscombrops pacificus Mochizuki, 1979

Photo by Justine, J.-L.
 
Neoscombrops pacificus
[]
No picture found
Disjunct distribution
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Parascombrops analis
[Threespine seabass]
No picture found
Indo-West-Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL

 
Parascombrops argyreus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Parascombrops glossodon
[]
No picture found
Southwestern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Parascombrops madagascariensis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 16.6 cm SL

 
Parascombrops mochizukii
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific, known fr
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Parascombrops nakayamai
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Parascombrops ohei
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific restricte
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Parascombrops parvidens
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean from East Af
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Parascombrops pellucidus
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Parascombrops philippinensis (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Parascombrops philippinensis
[Sharptooth seabass]

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Parascombrops serratospinosus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Yamanoue, Y.
 
Parascombrops serratospinosus
[Roughspine seabass]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Parascombrops spinosus (Schultz, 1940)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Parascombrops spinosus
[Keelcheek bass]
No picture found
Restricted to an antitrop
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Parascombrops yamanouei
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Synagrops bellus (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Synagrops bellus
[Blackmouth bass]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Synagrops japonicus (Döderlein, 1883)

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Synagrops japonicus
[Blackmouth splitfin]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL

 
Verilus pseudomicrolepis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Verilus sordidus Poey, 1860

Photo by FAO
 
Verilus sordidus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acropoma argentistigma Eastern Indian Ocean 10.8 SL 2002
Acropoma boholensis Western Central Pacific 13.2 SL 2002
Acropoma hanedai Northwest Pacific 13.5 SL 1953
Acropoma japonicum Glowbelly Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1859
Acropoma lecorneti Western Pacific 35 FL 1988
Acropoma profundum Solomon’s lanternbelly Southwestern Pacific 4.0 SL 2014
Apogonops anomalus Threespine cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 15 SL 1896
Caraibops trispinosus Threespine bass Western Atlantic 11.5 TL 1984
Doederleinia berycoides Blackthroat seaperch Eastern Indian Ocean to W 40 TL 1879
Kaperangus microlepis Thinlip splitfin Eastern Atlantic 16.5 SL 1935
Malakichthys barbatus Indo-west Pacific 18.0 SL 2001
Malakichthys elegans Splendid seabass Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1943
Malakichthys griseus Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1883
Malakichthys levis Smooth seabass Eastern Indian Ocean 15.9 SL 2002
Malakichthys mochizuki Mochizuki's seabass Western Pacific 14 SL 2002
Malakichthys similis Western Pacific 15 SL 2004
Malakichthys wakiyae Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1925
Neoscombrops atlanticus Western Atlantic 24.5 TL 1984
Neoscombrops cynodon Silver splitfin Western Indian Ocean. 21 SL 1921
Neoscombrops pacificus Pacific Ocean 40 TL 1979
Parascombrops analis Threespine seabass Disjunct distribution 11 SL 1957
Parascombrops argyreus Indo-West-Pacific 18.3 SL 1897
Parascombrops glossodon Western Pacific 9 SL 2017
Parascombrops madagascariensis Southwestern Indian Ocean 7 SL 2017
Parascombrops mochizukii Western Pacific 16.6 SL 2017
Parascombrops nakayamai Western Pacific, known fr 11 SL 2017
Parascombrops ohei Northwest Pacific 9 SL 2017
Parascombrops parvidens Western Pacific restricte 7.5 SL 2017
Parascombrops pellucidus Indian Ocean from East Af 9 SL 1889
Parascombrops philippinensis Sharptooth seabass Western Pacific 13 TL 1880
Parascombrops serratospinosus Roughspine seabass Western Pacific 8.1 SL 1912
Parascombrops spinosus Keelcheek bass Western Atlantic 13 TL 1940
Parascombrops yamanouei Restricted to an antitrop 10 SL 2017
Synagrops bellus Blackmouth bass Eastern Atlantic 23 SL 1896
Synagrops japonicus Blackmouth splitfin Indo-Pacific 35 SL 1883
Verilus pseudomicrolepis Western Atlantic 14.5 SL 1940
Verilus sordidus Western Central Atlantic 30 TL 1860



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