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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Aracanidae Deepwater boxfishes

Genus: Kentrocapros

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4 species
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Kentrocapros aculeatus (Houttuyn, 1782)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Kentrocapros aculeatus
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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Kentrocapros eco (Phillipps, 1932)

Photo by Photo by Museum of New Zealand
 
Kentrocapros eco
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Kentrocapros flavofasciatus (Kamohara, 1938)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K. / NSW Fisheries
 
Kentrocapros flavofasciatus
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Kentrocapros rosapinto (Smith, 1949)

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Kentrocapros rosapinto
[Basketfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Kentrocapros aculeatus Northwest Pacific 13 SL 1782
Kentrocapros eco Southwest Pacific 10.4 SL 1932
Kentrocapros flavofasciatus Northwest Pacific 14.6 SL 1938
Kentrocapros rosapinto Basketfish Western Indian Ocean 14.3 SL 1949



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