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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Serraninae
Genus: Diplectrum

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Diplectrum bivittatum (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diplectrum bivittatum
[Dwarf sand perch]



Eastern Pacific. Needs a
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Diplectrum conceptione (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Diplectrum conceptione
[Sand-perch]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Diplectrum eumelum Rosenblatt & Johnson, 1974

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Diplectrum eumelum
[Orange-spotted sand perch]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Diplectrum euryplectrum Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Diplectrum euryplectrum
[Bighead sand perch]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Diplectrum formosum (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Diplectrum formosum
[Sand perch]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Diplectrum labarum Rosenblatt & Johnson, 1974

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Diplectrum labarum
[Highfin sand perch]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Diplectrum macropoma (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Diplectrum macropoma
[Mexican sand perch]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Diplectrum maximum Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Diplectrum maximum
[Torpedo sand perch]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Diplectrum pacificum Meek & Hildebrand, 1925

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Diplectrum pacificum
[Inshore sand perch]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Diplectrum radiale (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Giarrizzo, T.
 
Diplectrum radiale
[Pond perch]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Diplectrum rostrum Bortone, 1974

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Diplectrum rostrum
[Bridled sand perch]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Diplectrum sciurus Gilbert, 1892

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Diplectrum sciurus
[Gulf squirrelfish]



12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Diplectrum bivittatum Dwarf sand perch Western Atlantic 25 TL 1828
Diplectrum conceptione Sand-perch Eastern Pacific. Needs a 25 TL 1828
Diplectrum eumelum Orange-spotted sand perch Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL 1974
Diplectrum euryplectrum Bighead sand perch Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1890
Diplectrum formosum Sand perch Western Atlantic 30 TL 1766
Diplectrum labarum Highfin sand perch Eastern Central Pacific 26 TL 1974
Diplectrum macropoma Mexican sand perch Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1864
Diplectrum maximum Torpedo sand perch Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1946
Diplectrum pacificum Inshore sand perch Eastern Pacific 34 TL 1925
Diplectrum radiale Pond perch Western Atlantic 26 TL 1824
Diplectrum rostrum Bridled sand perch Eastern Pacific 21 TL 1974
Diplectrum sciurus Gulf squirrelfish Eastern Central Pacific 17 TL 1892



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