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Family: Hapalogenyidae Barbeled grunters

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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20.1 cm SL
Hapalogenys analis Richardson, 1845

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Hapalogenys analis
[Broadbanded velvetchin]

Photo by Hasan, M.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Hapalogenys bengalensis Mohapatra, Ray & Kumar, 2013

Photo by Hasan, M.E.
Hapalogenys bengalensis
[Indian velvetchin]
No picture found
Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL

Hapalogenys dampieriensis
[Australian striped velvetchin]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL

Hapalogenys filamentosus
[Philippine dark velvetchin]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 33.8 cm SL
Hapalogenys kishinouyei Smith & Pope, 1906

Photo by CSIRO
Hapalogenys kishinouyei
[Lined javelinfish]

Photo by Satapoomin, U.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24.2 cm SL
Hapalogenys merguiensis Iwatsuki, Satapoomin & Amaoka, 2000

Photo by Satapoomin, U.
Hapalogenys merguiensis
[Mergui velvetchin]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Hapalogenys nigripinnis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
Hapalogenys nigripinnis
[Short barbeled velvetchin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 29.6 cm SL

Hapalogenys sennin
[Long barbeled grunter]
8 Species of Family Hapalogenyidae
(Barbeled grunters)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1845 Hapalogenys analis Broadbanded velvetchin Northwest Pacific 20.1 SL
2013 Hapalogenys bengalensis Indian velvetchin Eastern Indian Ocean 8.7 SL
2006 Hapalogenys dampieriensis Australian striped velvetchin Indo-west Pacific 30 SL
2006 Hapalogenys filamentosus Philippine dark velvetchin Western Central Pacific 14.9 SL
1906 Hapalogenys kishinouyei Lined javelinfish Western Pacific 33.8 SL
2000 Hapalogenys merguiensis Mergui velvetchin Eastern Indian Ocean 24.2 SL
1843 Hapalogenys nigripinnis Short barbeled velvetchin Northwest Pacific 40 SL
2005 Hapalogenys sennin Long barbeled grunter Northwest Pacific 29.6 SL

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