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Family: Aploactinidae Velvetfishes



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48 species (see list below)

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Photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 3.1 cm TL
Acanthosphex leurynnis (Jordan & Seale, 1905)

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Acanthosphex leurynnis
[Wasp-spine velvetfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Adventor elongatus
[Visitor]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Aploactis aspera (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Aploactis aspera
[Dusky velvetfish]

Photo by Schulz, S.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson, 1850)

Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Aploactisoma milesii
[Southern velvetfish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific

 
Bathyaploactis curtisensis
[Port Curtis mossback]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Bathyaploactis ornatissima
[Ornate velvetfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Cocotropus altipinnis
[Highfin velvetfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Cocotropus astakhovi
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Cocotropus dermacanthus
[Spinyskin velvetfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Cocotropus echinatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Cocotropus eksae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Cocotropus izuensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Cocotropus keramaensis
[]

Photo by Johnson, J.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Cocotropus larvatus Poss & Allen, 1987

Photo by Johnson, J.
 
Cocotropus larvatus
[Ghost velvetfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Cocotropus masudai
[]

Photo by Johnson, J.W.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Cocotropus microps Johnson, 2004

Photo by Johnson, J.W.
 
Cocotropus microps
[Patchwork velvetfish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.8 cm TL
Cocotropus monacanthus (Gilchrist, 1906)

Photo by SFSA
 
Cocotropus monacanthus
[Roughskin scorpionfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Cocotropus possi
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Cocotropus richeri
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Cocotropus roseomaculatus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Cocotropus roseus
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Cocotropus steinitzi
[Steinitz' velvetfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL
Erisphex aniarus (Thomson, 1967)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Erisphex aniarus
[Dark-finned velvetfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific

 
Erisphex philippinus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Erisphex pottii (Steindachner, 1896)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Erisphex pottii
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific

Erisphex simplex Chen, 1981

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Erisphex simplex
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Kanekonia florida
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Kanekonia pelta
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Kanekonia queenslandica
[Deep velvetfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL

 
Matsubarichthys inusitatus
[Rare velvetfish]

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Neoaploactis tridorsalis Eschmeyer & Allen, 1978

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Neoaploactis tridorsalis
[Threefin velvetfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Paraploactis hongkongiensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Paraploactis intonsa
[Bearded velvetfish]

Photo by Cornish, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Paraploactis kagoshimensis (Ishikawa, 1904)

Photo by Cornish, A.
 
Paraploactis kagoshimensis
[]

Photo by Townsend, D.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Paraploactis obbesi (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Townsend, D.
 
Paraploactis obbesi
[Sulu velvetfish]

Photo by Good, P.

Western Pacific

Paraploactis pulvinus Poss & Eschmeyer, 1978

Photo by Good, P.
 
Paraploactis pulvinus
[Pillow velvetfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean. Sr

 
Paraploactis taprobanensis
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific

 
Paraploactis trachyderma
[Mossback velvetfish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific

 
Peristrominous dolosus
[Deceitful velvetfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Prosoproctus pataecus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Pseudopataecus carnatobarbatus
[Goatee velvetfish]

Photo by Johnson, J.W.

Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Pseudopataecus taenianotus Johnson, 2004

Photo by Johnson, J.W.
 
Pseudopataecus taenianotus
[Longfin velvetfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Ptarmus gallus (Kossmann & Räuber, 1877)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Ptarmus gallus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Ptarmus jubatus (Smith, 1935)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ptarmus jubatus
[Crested scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific.

 
Sthenopus mollis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Xenaploactis anopta
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Xenaploactis asperrima
[]
No picture found
Indo-western Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Xenaploactis cautes
[Rough velvetfish]
48 Species of Family Aploactinidae
(Velvetfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1905 Acanthosphex leurynnis Wasp-spine velvetfish Indo-West Pacific. 3.1 TL
1952 Adventor elongatus Visitor Western Central Pacific
1845 Aploactis aspera Dusky velvetfish Western Pacific 10 TL
1850 Aploactisoma milesii Southern velvetfish Indo-Pacific 23 TL
1933 Bathyaploactis curtisensis Port Curtis mossback Indo-Pacific
1933 Bathyaploactis ornatissima Ornate velvetfish Western Pacific
1903 Cocotropus altipinnis Highfin velvetfish Southwest Pacific 3.2 SL
2010 Cocotropus astakhovi Western Pacific 4.2 SL
1852 Cocotropus dermacanthus Spinyskin velvetfish Indo-Pacific 5.1 SL
1849 Cocotropus echinatus Eastern Indian Ocean 7.2 SL
2010 Cocotropus eksae Western Pacific 4.4 SL
2010 Cocotropus izuensis Northwest Pacific 4.7 SL
2003 Cocotropus keramaensis Northwest Pacific 3.4 SL
1987 Cocotropus larvatus Ghost velvetfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7.1 SL
1943 Cocotropus masudai Northwest Pacific 5 TL
2004 Cocotropus microps Patchwork velvetfish Southwest Pacific 3.9 SL
1906 Cocotropus monacanthus Roughskin scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 3.8 TL
2008 Cocotropus possi Northwest Pacific 3.5 SL
2004 Cocotropus richeri Western Pacific 2.1 SL
2004 Cocotropus roseomaculatus Western Indian Ocean 2.9 SL
1875 Cocotropus roseus Western Indian Ocean. 4.3 SL
1978 Cocotropus steinitzi Steinitz' velvetfish Indo-West Pacific 5 TL
1967 Erisphex aniarus Dark-finned velvetfish Indo-West Pacific 6.1 TL
1938 Erisphex philippinus Indo-West Pacific
1896 Erisphex pottii Western Pacific 12 TL
1981 Erisphex simplex Northwest Pacific
1915 Kanekonia florida Western Pacific 4.6 SL
1982 Kanekonia pelta Western Pacific 2.8 SL
1952 Kanekonia queenslandica Deep velvetfish Eastern Indian Ocean 6.4 TL
1991 Matsubarichthys inusitatus Rare velvetfish Western Pacific 1.7 SL
1978 Neoaploactis tridorsalis Threefin velvetfish Western Pacific 5 TL
1966 Paraploactis hongkongiensis Western Central Pacific.
1978 Paraploactis intonsa Bearded velvetfish Eastern Indian Ocean
1904 Paraploactis kagoshimensis Northwest Pacific 12 TL
1913 Paraploactis obbesi Sulu velvetfish Western Pacific. 5 TL
1978 Paraploactis pulvinus Pillow velvetfish Western Pacific
1933 Paraploactis taprobanensis Western Indian Ocean. Sr
1865 Paraploactis trachyderma Mossback velvetfish Indo-Pacific
1952 Peristrominous dolosus Deceitful velvetfish Indo-Pacific
1979 Prosoproctus pataecus Western Pacific
2012 Pseudopataecus carnatobarbatus Goatee velvetfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.7 SL
2004 Pseudopataecus taenianotus Longfin velvetfish Southwestern Pacific 10.8 SL
1877 Ptarmus gallus Western Indian Ocean 3.5 TL
1935 Ptarmus jubatus Crested scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 8.5 TL
1848 Sthenopus mollis Western Pacific.
1980 Xenaploactis anopta Western Central Pacific 3.7 SL
1860 Xenaploactis asperrima Western Central Pacific 4.0 SL
1980 Xenaploactis cautes Rough velvetfish Indo-western Pacific 2.8 SL



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