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Family: Plesiopidae Roundheads



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

Photo by Photo by Tveskov, E.
 
Acanthoclinus fuscus
[Rockfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.6 cm TL

 
Acanthoclinus littoreus
[]



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

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


 
Acanthoclinus matti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm TL

 
Acanthoclinus rua
[Little rockfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.6 cm SL

 
Acanthoplesiops cappuccino
[Red Sea spiny basslet]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Acanthoplesiops indicus
[Scottie]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.0 cm SL

 
Acanthoplesiops naka
[Tongan spiny basslet]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Beliops batanensis
[Batan longfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.6 cm TL

 
Beliops xanthokrossos
[Southern longfin]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Calloplesiops altivelis
[Comet]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Calloplesiops argus
[]
No picture found


 
Fraudella carassiops
[Carp prettyfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Notograptus gregoryi
[Shark Bay eel-blenny]



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

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Notograptus guttatus
[Spotted eel blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Paraplesiops alisonae
[Alison's blue devil]



Southwest Pacific

Paraplesiops bleekeri (Günther, 1861)

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



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

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Paraplesiops meleagris
[Southern blue devil]



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

Photo by Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Paraplesiops poweri
[Northern blue devil]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Paraplesiops sinclairi
[Western blue devil]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Maclean, J.
 
Plesiops corallicola
[Bluegill longfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Plesiops facicavus
[Poreface longfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Plesiops genaricus
[Cheekveil longfin]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plesiops insularis
[Island longfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Plesiops malalaxus
[]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Plesiops nakaharae
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plesiops oxycephalus
[Sharp-nosed longfin]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Plesiops polydactylus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Plesiops thysanopterus
[Tasselfin longfin]



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

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Plesiops verecundus
[Redtip longfin]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.2 cm TL
Steeneichthys nativitatus Allen, 1987

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Steeneichthys nativitatus
[Christmas longfin]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Steeneichthys plesiopsus Allen & Randall, 1985

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Steeneichthys plesiopsus
[Steene's prettyfin]



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

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



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

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



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

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



Southwest Pacific

Trachinops taeniatus Günther, 1861

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Trachinops taeniatus
[Eastern hulafish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthoclinus fuscus Rockfish Southwest Pacific 30 TL 1841
Acanthoclinus littoreus Southwest Pacific 12.6 TL 1801
Acanthoclinus marilynae Stout rockfish Southwest Pacific 17 TL 1985
Acanthoclinus matti Southwest Pacific 1985
Acanthoclinus rua Little rockfish Southwest Pacific 11.5 TL 1985
Acanthoplesiops cappuccino Red Sea spiny basslet Western Indian Ocean 1.6 SL 2013
Acanthoplesiops echinatus Hiatt's longfin Western Pacific 4 TL 1990
Acanthoplesiops hiatti Hiatt's basslet Western Pacific 2.4 SL 1953
Acanthoplesiops indicus Scottie Indian Ocean 5 TL 1888
Acanthoplesiops naka Tongan spiny basslet Eastern Central Pacific 1.0 SL 2004
Acanthoplesiops psilogaster Barebelly longfin Western Pacific 2.3 SL 1985
Assessor flavissimus Yellow devilfish Western Central Pacific 6 TL 1976
Assessor macneilli Blue devilfish Western Pacific 6 TL 1935
Assessor randalli Western Pacific. 4 TL 1976
Beliops batanensis Batan longfin Western Central Pacific 2.4 TL 1990
Beliops xanthokrossos Southern longfin Eastern Indian Ocean 2.6 TL 1985
Belonepterygion fasciolatum Barred spiny basslet Western Pacific 5 TL 1889
Calloplesiops altivelis Comet Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1903
Calloplesiops argus Western Central Pacific 16 TL 1930
Fraudella carassiops Carp prettyfin Western Central Pacific 1935
Notograptus gregoryi Shark Bay eel-blenny Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL 1941
Notograptus guttatus Spotted eel blenny Western Pacific 10.6 SL 1867
Paraplesiops alisonae Alison's blue devil Southwest Pacific 15 TL 1984
Paraplesiops bleekeri Eastern blue devil Southwest Pacific 1861
Paraplesiops meleagris Southern blue devil Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL 1869
Paraplesiops poweri Northern blue devil Southwest Pacific 8.3 SL 1908
Paraplesiops sinclairi Western blue devil Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL 1987
Plesiops auritus Earspot longfin Indo-Pacific 7.6 SL 1995
Plesiops cephalotaenia Headstripe longfin Western Pacific 7.7 TL 1955
Plesiops coeruleolineatus Crimsontip longfin Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1835
Plesiops corallicola Bluegill longfin Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1853
Plesiops facicavus Poreface longfin Western Central Pacific 4.6 SL 1995
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 1991
Plesiops malalaxus Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 1995
Plesiops multisquamata Spotted longfin Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1955
Plesiops mystaxus Moustache longfin Western Indian Ocean 9 TL 1995
Plesiops nakaharae Northwest Pacific 14 TL 1917
Plesiops nigricans Whitespotted longfin Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1828
Plesiops oxycephalus Sharp-nosed longfin Indo-West Pacific. from 6 TL 1855
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 1995
Steeneichthys nativitatus Christmas longfin Eastern Indian Ocean 3.2 TL 1987
Steeneichthys plesiopsus Steene's prettyfin Western Pacific 3 TL 1985
Trachinops brauni Bluelined hulafish Eastern Indian Ocean 8 TL 1977
Trachinops caudimaculatus Southern hulafish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1890
Trachinops noarlungae Yellowhead hulafish Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1974
Trachinops taeniatus Eastern hulafish Southwest Pacific 1861



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