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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes
Subfamily: Caracanthinae
Genus: Caracanthus

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus maculatus (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus maculatus
[Spotted coral croucher]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus madagascariensis (Guichenot, 1869)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus madagascariensis
[Spotted croucher]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Caracanthus typicus Krøyer, 1845

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus typicus
[Hawaiian orbicular velvetfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus unipinna (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus unipinna
[Pygmy coral croucher]
4 Species of Family Scorpaenidae with Genus Caracanthus
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1831 Caracanthus maculatus Spotted coral croucher Indo-Pacific 5 TL
1869 Caracanthus madagascariensis Spotted croucher Western Indian Ocean 5 TL
1845 Caracanthus typicus Hawaiian orbicular velvetfish Eastern Central Pacific 2.9 SL
1831 Caracanthus unipinna Pygmy coral croucher Indo-Pacific 5 TL



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