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Class: Teleostei
Order: Perciformes/Serranoidei
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets

Genus: Chelidoperca

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19 species
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chelidoperca africana African perchlet Eastern Central Atlantic 14 TL 1960
Chelidoperca barazeri Barazer's perchlet Western Central Pacific 3.3 SL 2019
Chelidoperca cerasina Cherry perchlet Southwest Pacific 14.8 SL 2019
Chelidoperca flavimacula Yellow-spotted perchlet Eastern Indian Ocean 7.1 SL 2021
Chelidoperca flavolineata Yellow-banded perchlet Eastern Indian Ocean 11.6 SL 2020
Chelidoperca formosa Taiwanese perchlet Western Pacific 6.6 SL 2021
Chelidoperca hirundinacea Red blotch perchlet Western Pacific 16.2 SL 1831
Chelidoperca investigatoris Investigator perchlet Indian Ocean 18.1 TL 1890
Chelidoperca lecromi Coral Sea perchlet Western Pacific 13 SL 1982
Chelidoperca leucostigmata White-spotted perchlet Western Pacific 8.6 SL 2019
Chelidoperca maculicauda Indian perchlet Indian Ocean 12.9 2013
Chelidoperca margaritifera Pearly perchlet Western Pacific 5.1 SL 1913
Chelidoperca microdon Small-toothed perchlet West Central Pacific 9.4 SL 2019
Chelidoperca myathantuni Mya Than Tun’s perchlet Eastern Indian Ocean 13.0 SL 2021
Chelidoperca occipitalis Arabian perchlet Western Indian Ocean 12.2 SL 1973
Chelidoperca pleurospilus Arafura perchlet Western Pacific 13 SL 1880
Chelidoperca santosi Pogi perchlet Western Pacific 8.4 SL 2015
Chelidoperca stella Star-spotted perchlet Indo-West Pacific 7.2 SL 2016
Chelidoperca tosaensis Red-spot perchlet Western Pacific 8.3 SL 2017

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