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


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34 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Trevor, M.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Aulacocephalus temminckii Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Trevor, M.
 
Aulacocephalus temminckii
[Goldribbon soapfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Belonoperca chabanaudi Fowler & Bean, 1930

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Belonoperca chabanaudi
[Arrowhead soapfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Belonoperca pylei Baldwin & Smith, 1998

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Belonoperca pylei
[Orangespotted soapfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by Steene, R.

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

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

Photo by Patzner, R.

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

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pogonoperca punctata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Pseudogramma astigma Randall & Baldwin, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudogramma astigma
[Spotless podge]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm NG

 
Pseudogramma australis
[Pascua podge]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Pseudogramma axelrodi Allen & Robertson, 1995

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pseudogramma axelrodi
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific with a disju
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Pseudogramma brederi
[Confused podge]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Pseudogramma erythrea Randall & Baldwin, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudogramma erythrea
[Caban podge]
No picture found
Southeastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Pseudogramma galzini
[Galzin podge]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Pseudogramma gregoryi (Breder, 1927)

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Pseudogramma gregoryi
[Reef bass]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Pseudogramma guineensis (Norman, 1935)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Pseudogramma guineensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Pseudogramma megamyctera Randall & Baldwin, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudogramma megamyctera
[Bignostril podge]
No picture found
South Pacific
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Pseudogramma paucilepis
[Weakscaled podge]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Pseudogramma pectoralis Randall & Baldwin, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudogramma pectoralis
[Pectoral podge]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Pseudogramma polyacantha (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudogramma polyacantha
[Honeycomb podge]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pseudogramma thaumasia (Gilbert, 1900)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pseudogramma thaumasia
[Pacific reef bass]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Pseudogramma xantha Randall, Baldwin & Williams, 2002

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudogramma xantha
[Yellow podge]

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]
No picture found
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]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Suttonia lineata
[Freckleface podge]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL

 
Suttonia suttoni
[]
34 Species of Family Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1943 Aporops bilinearis Blotched podge Indo-Pacific and Western 9.9 SL
1855 Aulacocephalus temminckii Goldribbon soapfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1930 Belonoperca chabanaudi Arrowhead soapfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL
1998 Belonoperca pylei Orangespotted soapfish Western Central Pacific 6.2 SL
1792 Grammistes sexlineatus Goldenstriped soapfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1953 Grammistops ocellatus Ocellate soapfish Indo-Pacific 13.2 TL
1859 Pogonoperca ocellata Indian soapfish Indo-West Pacific Ocean 30 TL
1830 Pogonoperca punctata Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1997 Pseudogramma astigma Spotless podge Western Indian Ocean 7.4 SL
1997 Pseudogramma australis Pascua podge Southeast Pacific 6.7 NG
1995 Pseudogramma axelrodi Eastern Pacific 6.1 SL
1940 Pseudogramma brederi Confused podge Indo-Pacific with a disju 6.8 SL
1997 Pseudogramma erythrea Caban podge Western Central Pacific 2.6 SL
2016 Pseudogramma galzini Galzin podge Southeastern Pacific 6.1 SL
1927 Pseudogramma gregoryi Reef bass Western Atlantic 7.5 TL
1935 Pseudogramma guineensis Eastern Central Atlantic 2.3 SL
1997 Pseudogramma megamyctera Bignostril podge Western Indian Ocean 5.7 SL
2016 Pseudogramma paucilepis Weakscaled podge South Pacific 6.0 SL
1997 Pseudogramma pectoralis Pectoral podge Western Central Pacific 3.6 SL
1856 Pseudogramma polyacantha Honeycomb podge Indo-Pacific 8.6 SL
1900 Pseudogramma thaumasia Pacific reef bass Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL
2002 Pseudogramma xantha Yellow podge Eastern Pacific 4.1 SL
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
1960 Suttonia lineata Freckleface podge Indo-Pacific. 8.1 SL
1953 Suttonia suttoni Western Indian Ocean 7.8 TL



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