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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae Wrasses

Genus: Decodon

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL
Decodon grandisquamis (Smith, 1968)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Decodon grandisquamis
[Largescale wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 32.3 cm TL
Decodon melasma Gomon, 1974

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Decodon melasma
[Blackspot wrasse]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Decodon pacificus (Kamohara, 1952)

Photo by Photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan
 
Decodon pacificus
[Ten-tooth wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Decodon puellaris (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Decodon puellaris
[Red hogfish]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Decodon grandisquamis Largescale wrasse Western Indian Ocean 18.5 TL 1968
Decodon melasma Blackspot wrasse Eastern Pacific 32.3 TL 1974
Decodon pacificus Ten-tooth wrasse Northwest Pacific 16 SL 1952
Decodon puellaris Red hogfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1860



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