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Family: Malacanthidae Tilefishes



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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hoplolatilus chlupatyi Klausewitz, McCosker, Randall & Zetzsche, 1978

Photo by Photo by Mishiku, A.
 
Hoplolatilus chlupatyi
[Chameleon sand tilefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Hoplolatilus cuniculus Randall & Dooley, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hoplolatilus cuniculus
[Dusky tilefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Hoplolatilus erdmanni Allen, 2007

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplolatilus erdmanni
[Triton tilefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Hoplolatilus fourmanoiri Smith, 1964

Photo by Photo by Marsden, A.
 
Hoplolatilus fourmanoiri
[Yellow-spotted tilefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Hoplolatilus fronticinctus (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Hoplolatilus fronticinctus
[Pastel tilefish]
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Hoplolatilus geo
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hoplolatilus luteus Allen & Kuiter, 1989

Photo by Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Hoplolatilus luteus
[Yellow tilefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hoplolatilus marcosi Burgess, 1978

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplolatilus marcosi
[Redback sand tilefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL
Hoplolatilus oreni (Clark & Ben-Tuvia, 1973)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hoplolatilus oreni
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Hoplolatilus pohle Earle & Pyle, 1997

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplolatilus pohle
[Pohle's tilefish]



Indo West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hoplolatilus purpureus Burgess, 1978

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Hoplolatilus purpureus
[Purple sand tilefish]



Indo West Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Hoplolatilus randalli Allen, Erdmann & Hamilton, 2010

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplolatilus randalli
[Randall’s tilefish]



Indo Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Hoplolatilus starcki Randall & Dooley, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hoplolatilus starcki
[Stark's tilefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Malacanthus brevirostris Guichenot, 1848

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Malacanthus brevirostris
[Quakerfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Malacanthus latovittatus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Malacanthus latovittatus
[Blue blanquillo]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Malacanthus plumieri (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Malacanthus plumieri
[Sand tilefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hoplolatilus chlupatyi Chameleon sand tilefish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1978
Hoplolatilus cuniculus Dusky tilefish Indo-Pacific 16 TL 1974
Hoplolatilus erdmanni Triton tilefish Western Pacific 16 TL 2007
Hoplolatilus fourmanoiri Yellow-spotted tilefish Western Pacific 14 TL 1964
Hoplolatilus fronticinctus Pastel tilefish Indo-West Pacific 21 TL 1887
Hoplolatilus geo Western Indian Ocean 1982
Hoplolatilus luteus Yellow tilefish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1989
Hoplolatilus marcosi Redback sand tilefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1978
Hoplolatilus oreni Western Indian Ocean 14.1 SL 1973
Hoplolatilus pohle Pohle's tilefish Western Pacific 11 SL 1997
Hoplolatilus purpureus Purple sand tilefish Indo West Pacific 13 TL 1978
Hoplolatilus randalli Randall’s tilefish Indo West Pacific 15.4 SL 2010
Hoplolatilus starcki Stark's tilefish Indo Pacific 15.5 TL 1974
Malacanthus brevirostris Quakerfish Indo-Pacific 32 TL 1848
Malacanthus latovittatus Blue blanquillo Indo-Pacific 45 SL 1801
Malacanthus plumieri Sand tilefish Western Atlantic 70 SL 1786



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