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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Plesiopidae Roundheads
Subfamily: Plesiopinae
Genus: Plesiops

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plesiops auritus Earspot longfin Indo-Pacific 7.6 SL 1995
Plesiops cephalotaenia Headstripe longfin Western Pacific 7.7 TL 1955
Plesiops coeruleolineatus Crimsontip longfin Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1835
Plesiops corallicola Bluegill longfin Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1853
Plesiops facicavus Poreface longfin Western Central Pacific 4.6 SL 1995
Plesiops genaricus Cheekveil longfin Western Pacific 8.2 SL 1991
Plesiops gracilis Threadfin longfin Western Pacific 7 SL 1991
Plesiops insularis Island longfin Southwest Pacific 9.8 SL 1991
Plesiops malalaxus Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 1995
Plesiops multisquamata Spotted longfin Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1955
Plesiops mystaxus Moustache longfin Western Indian Ocean 9 TL 1995
Plesiops nakaharae Northwest Pacific 14 TL 1917
Plesiops nigricans Whitespotted longfin Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1828
Plesiops oxycephalus Sharp-nosed longfin Indo-West Pacific. from 6 TL 1855
Plesiops polydactylus Western Pacific 4.6 SL 1995
Plesiops thysanopterus Tasselfin longfin Eastern Indian Ocean 6.3 SL 1995
Plesiops verecundus Redtip longfin Western Pacific 9.4 SL 1995



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013