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Family: Plesiopidae Roundheads



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49 species (see list below)

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Photo by Tveskov, E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Acanthoclinus fuscus Jenyns, 1841

Photo by Tveskov, E.
 
Acanthoclinus fuscus
[Rockfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL

 
Acanthoclinus littoreus
[]

Photo by Caiger, P.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Acanthoclinus marilynae (Hardy, 1985)

Photo by Caiger, P.
 
Acanthoclinus marilynae
[Stout rockfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Acanthoclinus matti
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL

 
Acanthoclinus rua
[Little rockfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Acanthoplesiops echinatus Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 1990

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Acanthoplesiops echinatus
[Hiatt's longfin]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Acanthoplesiops hiatti Schultz, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Acanthoplesiops hiatti
[Hiatt's basslet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Acanthoplesiops indicus (Day, 1888)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Acanthoplesiops indicus
[Scottie]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 1.0 cm SL

 
Acanthoplesiops naka
[Tongan spiny basslet]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Acanthoplesiops psilogaster Hardy, 1985

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Acanthoplesiops psilogaster
[Barebelly longfin]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Assessor flavissimus Allen & Kuiter, 1976

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Assessor flavissimus
[Yellow devilfish]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Assessor macneilli Whitley, 1935

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Assessor macneilli
[Blue devilfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Assessor randalli Allen & Kuiter, 1976

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Assessor randalli
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm TL
Beliops batanensis Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 1990

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Beliops batanensis
[Batan longfin]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.6 cm TL

 
Beliops xanthokrossos
[Southern longfin]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Belonepterygion fasciolatum (Ogilby, 1889)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Belonepterygion fasciolatum
[Barred spiny basslet]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Calloplesiops altivelis (Steindachner, 1903)

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Calloplesiops altivelis
[Comet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Calloplesiops argus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Fraudella carassiops
[Carp prettyfin]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Notograptus gregoryi
[Shark Bay eel-blenny]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Notograptus guttatus Günther, 1867

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Notograptus guttatus
[Spotted eel blenny]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Paraplesiops alisonae
[Alison's blue devil]

Photo by Schulz, S.

Southwest Pacific

Paraplesiops bleekeri (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Paraplesiops bleekeri
[Eastern blue devil]

Photo by Yau, B.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Paraplesiops meleagris (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Paraplesiops meleagris
[Blue devil]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Paraplesiops poweri Ogilby, 1908

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Paraplesiops poweri
[Northern blue devil]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Paraplesiops sinclairi
[Western blue devil]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Plesiops auritus Mooi, 1995

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Plesiops auritus
[Earspot longfin]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL
Plesiops cephalotaenia Inger, 1955

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Plesiops cephalotaenia
[Headstripe longfin]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Plesiops coeruleolineatus Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Plesiops coeruleolineatus
[Crimsontip longfin]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Plesiops corallicola Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Plesiops corallicola
[Bluegill longfin]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Plesiops facicavus
[Poreface longfin]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Plesiops genaricus
[Cheekveil longfin]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Plesiops gracilis Mooi & Randall, 1991

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Plesiops gracilis
[Threadfin longfin]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL
Plesiops insularis Mooi & Randall, 1991

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plesiops insularis
[Island longfin]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Plesiops malalaxus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Plesiops multisquamata Inger, 1955

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plesiops multisquamata
[Spotted longfin]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Plesiops mystaxus Mooi, 1995

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plesiops mystaxus
[Moustache longfin]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Plesiops nakaharae Tanaka, 1917

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Plesiops nakaharae
[]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Plesiops nigricans (Rüppell, 1828)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Plesiops nigricans
[Whitespotted longfin]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific. from
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Plesiops oxycephalus Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plesiops oxycephalus
[Sharp-nosed longfin]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Plesiops polydactylus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Plesiops thysanopterus
[Tasselfin longfin]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Plesiops verecundus Mooi, 1995

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Plesiops verecundus
[Redtip longfin]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.2 cm TL

 
Steeneichthys nativitatus
[Christmas longfin]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm TL

 
Steeneichthys plesiopsus
[Steene's prettyfin]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Trachinops brauni Allen, 1977

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Trachinops brauni
[Bluelined hulafish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Trachinops caudimaculatus McCoy, 1890

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Trachinops caudimaculatus
[Southern hulafish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Trachinops noarlungae Glover, 1974

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Trachinops noarlungae
[Yellowhead hulafish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Southwest Pacific

Trachinops taeniatus Günther, 1861

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Trachinops taeniatus
[Eastern hulafish]
49 Species of Family Plesiopidae
(Roundheads)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1841 Acanthoclinus fuscus Rockfish Southwest Pacific 30 TL
1801 Acanthoclinus littoreus Southwest Pacific 12.6 TL
1985 Acanthoclinus marilynae Stout rockfish Southwest Pacific 17 TL
1985 Acanthoclinus matti Southwest Pacific
1985 Acanthoclinus rua Little rockfish Southwest Pacific 11.5 TL
1990 Acanthoplesiops echinatus Hiatt's longfin Western Pacific 4 TL
1953 Acanthoplesiops hiatti Hiatt's basslet Western Pacific 2.4 SL
1888 Acanthoplesiops indicus Scottie Indian Ocean 5 TL
2004 Acanthoplesiops naka Tongan spiny basslet Eastern Central Pacific 1.0 SL
1985 Acanthoplesiops psilogaster Barebelly longfin Western Pacific 2.3 SL
1976 Assessor flavissimus Yellow devilfish Western Central Pacific 6 TL
1935 Assessor macneilli Blue devilfish Western Pacific 6 TL
1976 Assessor randalli Western Pacific. 4 TL
1990 Beliops batanensis Batan longfin Western Central Pacific 2.4 TL
1985 Beliops xanthokrossos Southern longfin Eastern Indian Ocean 2.6 TL
1889 Belonepterygion fasciolatum Barred spiny basslet Western Pacific 5 TL
1903 Calloplesiops altivelis Comet Indo-Pacific 20 TL
1930 Calloplesiops argus Western Central Pacific 16 TL
1935 Fraudella carassiops Carp prettyfin Western Central Pacific
1941 Notograptus gregoryi Shark Bay eel-blenny Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL
1867 Notograptus guttatus Spotted eel blenny Western Pacific 10.6 SL
1984 Paraplesiops alisonae Alison's blue devil Southwest Pacific 15 TL
1861 Paraplesiops bleekeri Eastern blue devil Southwest Pacific
1869 Paraplesiops meleagris Blue devil Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL
1908 Paraplesiops poweri Northern blue devil Southwest Pacific 8.3 SL
1987 Paraplesiops sinclairi Western blue devil Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL
1995 Plesiops auritus Earspot longfin Indo-Pacific 7.6 SL
1955 Plesiops cephalotaenia Headstripe longfin Western Pacific 7.7 TL
1835 Plesiops coeruleolineatus Crimsontip longfin Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1853 Plesiops corallicola Bluegill longfin Indo-Pacific 18 TL
1995 Plesiops facicavus Poreface longfin Western Central Pacific 4.6 SL
1991 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
1995 Plesiops malalaxus Western Indian Ocean 11 SL
1955 Plesiops multisquamata Spotted longfin Western Indian Ocean 25 TL
1995 Plesiops mystaxus Moustache longfin Western Indian Ocean 9 TL
1917 Plesiops nakaharae Northwest Pacific 14 TL
1828 Plesiops nigricans Whitespotted longfin Western Indian Ocean 17 TL
1855 Plesiops oxycephalus Sharp-nosed longfin Indo-West Pacific. from 6 TL
1995 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
1987 Steeneichthys nativitatus Christmas longfin Eastern Indian Ocean 3.2 TL
1985 Steeneichthys plesiopsus Steene's prettyfin Western Pacific 3 TL
1977 Trachinops brauni Bluelined hulafish Eastern Indian Ocean 8 TL
1890 Trachinops caudimaculatus Southern hulafish Indo-Pacific 15 TL
1974 Trachinops noarlungae Yellowhead hulafish Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL
1861 Trachinops taeniatus Eastern hulafish Southwest Pacific



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