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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Latidae Lates perches

Genus: Lates

(See list of species below)



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Africa
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Lates angustifrons Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Lates angustifrons
[Tanganyika lates]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Lates calcarifer
[Barramundi]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Lates japonicus Katayama & Taki, 1984

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Lates japonicus
[Japanese lates]
No picture found

Max. Length 25.6 cm SL

 
Lates lakdiva
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Africa
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Lates longispinis Worthington, 1932

Photo by Photo by KMFRI
 
Lates longispinis
[Rudolf lates]



Africa
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Lates macrophthalmus Worthington, 1929

Photo by Photo by Payne, A.
 
Lates macrophthalmus
[Albert lates]



Africa
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Lates mariae Steindachner, 1909

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lates mariae
[Bigeye lates]



Africa
Max. Length 93 cm TL
Lates microlepis Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Lates microlepis
[Forktail lates]



Africa
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Lates niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Admassu, D.
 
Lates niloticus
[Nile perch]



Africa
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Lates stappersii (Boulenger, 1914)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lates stappersii
[Sleek lates]
No picture found

Max. Length 36.3 cm SL

 
Lates uwisara
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11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lates angustifrons Tanganyika lates Africa 200 SL 1906
Lates calcarifer Barramundi Indo-West Pacific 200 TL 1790
Lates japonicus Japanese lates Northwest Pacific 130 TL 1984
Lates lakdiva Asia 25.6 SL 2012
Lates longispinis Rudolf lates Africa 57 TL 1932
Lates macrophthalmus Albert lates Africa 29 TL 1929
Lates mariae Bigeye lates Africa 80 TL 1909
Lates microlepis Forktail lates Africa 93 TL 1898
Lates niloticus Nile perch Africa 200 TL 1758
Lates stappersii Sleek lates Africa 45 SL 1914
Lates uwisara Asia 36.3 SL 2012



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