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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Labridae Wrasses

Genus: Semicossyphus

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Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Semicossyphus darwini (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Wolfe, G.
 
Semicossyphus darwini
[Galápagos sheephead wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Semicossyphus pulcher (Ayres, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Semicossyphus pulcher
[California sheephead]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Semicossyphus reticulatus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Senou, H.
 
Semicossyphus reticulatus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Semicossyphus darwini Galápagos sheephead wrasse Southeast Pacific 70 TL 1842
Semicossyphus pulcher California sheephead Eastern Pacific 91 TL 1854
Semicossyphus reticulatus Western Pacific 100 TL 1839



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