SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=274) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Hoplichthyidae Ghost flatheads

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL

Hoplichthys acanthopleurus
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.5 cm TL

Hoplichthys citrinus
[Lemon ghost flathead]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Hoplichthys fasciatus Matsubara, 1937

Photo by Shao, K.T.
Hoplichthys fasciatus
No picture found
Western Pacific. Likely
Max. Length 30 cm SL

Hoplichthys filamentosus
[Longray ghost flathead]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Hoplichthys gilberti Jordan & Richardson, 1908

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
Hoplichthys gilberti

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Hoplichthys haswelli McCulloch, 1907

Photo by CSIRO
Hoplichthys haswelli
[Armoured flathead]
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

Hoplichthys imamurai
[Imamura's ghost flathead]
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL

Hoplichthys langsdorfii
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

Hoplichthys ogilbyi
[Ogilby's ghost flathead]
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Western Central Pacific.

Hoplichthys pectoralis
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Eastern Central Pacific

Hoplichthys platophrys
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Hoplichthys prosemion

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Hoplichthys regani Jordan, 1908

Photo by CSIRO
Hoplichthys regani
[Ghost flathead]

13 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hoplichthys acanthopleurus Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1908
Hoplichthys citrinus Lemon ghost flathead Western Central Pacific 21.5 TL 1905
Hoplichthys fasciatus Northwest Pacific 6.7 SL 1937
Hoplichthys filamentosus Longray ghost flathead Western Pacific. Likely 30 SL 1950
Hoplichthys gilberti Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1908
Hoplichthys haswelli Armoured flathead Southwest Pacific. 43 TL 1907
Hoplichthys imamurai Imamura's ghost flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 2013
Hoplichthys langsdorfii Northwest Pacific 16 SL 1829
Hoplichthys ogilbyi Ogilby's ghost flathead Southwest Pacific 1914
Hoplichthys pectoralis Western Central Pacific. 1943
Hoplichthys platophrys Eastern Central Pacific 1905
Hoplichthys prosemion Asia 1938
Hoplichthys regani Ghost flathead Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1908

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