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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Anthiinae
Genus: Acanthistius

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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Acanthistius brasilianus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Acanthistius brasilianus
[Argentine seabass]



Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Acanthistius cinctus (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Acanthistius cinctus
[Yellowbanded perch]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Acanthistius fuscus Regan, 1913

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Acanthistius fuscus
[Rapanui seabass]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Acanthistius joanae Heemstra, 2010

Photo by Photo by Heemstra, P.C.
 
Acanthistius joanae
[Scalyjaw koester]



Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Acanthistius ocellatus (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.
 
Acanthistius ocellatus
[Eastern wirrah]
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Acanthistius pardalotus
[Leopard wirrah]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm SL
Acanthistius patachonicus (Jenyns, 1840)

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Acanthistius patachonicus
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Acanthistius paxtoni
[Orangelined wirrah]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Acanthistius pictus (Tschudi, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Wolfe, G.
 
Acanthistius pictus
[Brick seabass]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Acanthistius sebastoides (Castelnau, 1861)

Photo by Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Acanthistius sebastoides
[Koester]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Acanthistius serratus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Acanthistius serratus
[Western wirrah]



11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthistius brasilianus Argentine seabass Southwest Atlantic 60 TL 1828
Acanthistius cinctus Yellowbanded perch Southwest Pacific. 50 TL 1859
Acanthistius fuscus Rapanui seabass Southeast Pacific 40 TL 1913
Acanthistius joanae Scalyjaw koester Western Indian Ocean 14 SL 2010
Acanthistius ocellatus Eastern wirrah Southwest Pacific. 45 TL 1859
Acanthistius pardalotus Leopard wirrah Eastern Indian Ocean 1981
Acanthistius patachonicus Southwest Atlantic 31 SL 1840
Acanthistius paxtoni Orangelined wirrah Southwest Pacific 1982
Acanthistius pictus Brick seabass Eastern Pacific 47 TL 1846
Acanthistius sebastoides Koester Southeast Atlantic 35 TL 1861
Acanthistius serratus Western wirrah Eastern Indian Ocean 50 TL 1828



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