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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Epinephelinae
Genus: Hyporthodus

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Hyporthodus acanthistius (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Love, M.
 
Hyporthodus acanthistius
[Rooster hind]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 157 cm TL
Hyporthodus ergastularius (Whitley, 1930)

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Hyporthodus ergastularius
[Sevenbar grouper]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Hyporthodus exsul (Fowler, 1944)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hyporthodus exsul
[Tenspine grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Hyporthodus flavolimbatus (Poey, 1865)

Photo by Photo by Cook, M.
 
Hyporthodus flavolimbatus
[Yellowedge grouper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Hyporthodus haifensis (Ben-Tuvia, 1953)

Photo by Photo by Azzurro, E.
 
Hyporthodus haifensis
[Haifa grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Hyporthodus mystacinus (Poey, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Craig, M.T.
 
Hyporthodus mystacinus
[Misty grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm TL
Hyporthodus nigritus (Holbrook, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Hyporthodus nigritus
[Warsaw grouper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm SL
Hyporthodus niphobles (Gilbert & Starks, 1897)

Photo by Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.
 
Hyporthodus niphobles
[Star-studded grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Hyporthodus niveatus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Hyporthodus niveatus
[Snowy grouper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Hyporthodus octofasciatus (Griffin, 1926)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporthodus octofasciatus
[Eightbar grouper]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 46.5 cm SL
Hyporthodus perplexus (Randall, Hoese & Last, 1991)

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Hyporthodus perplexus
[Puzzling grouper]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Hyporthodus quernus (Seale, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporthodus quernus
[Hawaiian grouper]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 155 cm TL
Hyporthodus septemfasciatus (Thunberg, 1793)

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Hyporthodus septemfasciatus
[Convict grouper]



13 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hyporthodus acanthistius Rooster hind Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1892
Hyporthodus ergastularius Sevenbar grouper Southwest Pacific 157 TL 1930
Hyporthodus exsul Tenspine grouper Eastern Central Pacific 125 TL 1944
Hyporthodus flavolimbatus Yellowedge grouper Western Atlantic 115 TL 1865
Hyporthodus haifensis Haifa grouper Eastern Atlantic 125 TL 1953
Hyporthodus mystacinus Misty grouper Western Atlantic 160 TL 1852
Hyporthodus nigritus Warsaw grouper Western Atlantic 230 TL 1855
Hyporthodus niphobles Star-studded grouper Eastern Pacific 48 SL 1897
Hyporthodus niveatus Snowy grouper Western Atlantic 122 TL 1828
Hyporthodus octofasciatus Eightbar grouper Indo-West Pacific 130 TL 1926
Hyporthodus perplexus Puzzling grouper Northwest Pacific 46.5 SL 1991
Hyporthodus quernus Hawaiian grouper Eastern Central Pacific 122 TL 1901
Hyporthodus septemfasciatus Convict grouper Northwest Pacific 155 TL 1793



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