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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Harpagiferidae Spiny plunderfishes

Genus: Harpagifer

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Harpagifer andriashevi Southwest Pacific 2000
Harpagifer antarcticus Antarctic spiny plunderfish Southern Ocean 9.5 SL 1947
Harpagifer bispinis Magellan plunderfish South Atlantic and South 9.5 SL 1801
Harpagifer crozetensis Littoral Crozet spiny plounderfish Indian Ocean 9.2 SL 2004
Harpagifer georgianus South Georgia spiny plunderfish Southern Ocean 7 SL 1947
Harpagifer kerguelensis Kerguelen spiny plunderfish Southern Ocean 8.2 TL 1947
Harpagifer macquariensis Southwest Pacific 2000
Harpagifer nybelini Southern Ocean 2002
Harpagifer palliolatus Crested spiny plunderfish Southwest Atlantic 9.3 TL 1845
Harpagifer permitini Permitin spiny plunderfish Southern Ocean 8.1 SL 2006
Harpagifer spinosus Deep-water spiny plunderfish Southern Ocean 8 SL 1980



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