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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Grammistinae
Genus: Rypticus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rypticus bicolor Mottled soapfish Eastern Pacific 28 TL 1846
Rypticus bistrispinus Freckled soapfish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1818
Rypticus bornoi Largespotted soapfish Western Central Atlantic 6.1 SL 1928
Rypticus carpenteri Slope soapfish Western Central Atlantic 8.6 SL 2012
Rypticus courtenayi Socorran soapfish Eastern Pacific 19 SL 1979
Rypticus maculatus Whitespotted soapfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1855
Rypticus nigripinnis Blackfin soapfish Eastern Pacific 20.3 TL 1861
Rypticus randalli Western Atlantic 20 NG 1967
Rypticus saponaceus Greater soapfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1801
Rypticus subbifrenatus Spotted soapfish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1861



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