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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
Family: Neosebastidae Gurnard scorpionfishes

Genus: Neosebastes

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12 species
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Neosebastes bougainvillii (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Danna, P.
 
Neosebastes bougainvillii
[Gulf gurnard perch]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.6 cm SL
Neosebastes capricornis Motomura, 2004

Photo by Photo by Carl Bento @ Australian Museum
 
Neosebastes capricornis
[Capricorn gurnard perch]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Neosebastes entaxis Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Neosebastes entaxis
[Orange-banded scorpionfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Neosebastes incisipinnis Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by Dijkstra, K.
 
Neosebastes incisipinnis
[Incised gurnard perch]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Neosebastes johnsoni Motomura, 2004

Photo by Photo by CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection
 
Neosebastes johnsoni
[Johnson's gurnard perch]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.9 cm SL
Neosebastes longirostris Motomura, 2004

Photo by Photo by CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection
 
Neosebastes longirostris
[Long-snout gurnard perch]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Neosebastes multisquamus Motomura, 2004

Photo by Photo by Hayashi, M.
 
Neosebastes multisquamus
[Ogasawara gurnard perch]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Neosebastes nigropunctatus McCulloch, 1915

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Neosebastes nigropunctatus
[Blackspotted gurnard perch]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Neosebastes occidentalis Motomura, 2004

Photo by Photo by CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection
 
Neosebastes occidentalis
[Orangebanded gurnard perch]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Neosebastes pandus (Richardson, 1842)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Neosebastes pandus
[Bighead gurnard perch]



Eastern Indian Ocean to S
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Neosebastes scorpaenoides Guichenot, 1867

Photo by Photo by Groeneveld, R.
 
Neosebastes scorpaenoides
[Common gurnard perch]



Eastern Indian Ocean to S
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Neosebastes thetidis (Waite, 1899)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Neosebastes thetidis
[Thetis fish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Neosebastes bougainvillii Gulf gurnard perch Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL 1829
Neosebastes capricornis Capricorn gurnard perch Western Pacific 15.6 SL 2004
Neosebastes entaxis Orange-banded scorpionfish Northwest Pacific 19 TL 1904
Neosebastes incisipinnis Incised gurnard perch Southwest Pacific 22.1 SL 1910
Neosebastes johnsoni Johnson's gurnard perch Western Pacific 17 SL 2004
Neosebastes longirostris Long-snout gurnard perch Eastern Indian Ocean 16.9 SL 2004
Neosebastes multisquamus Ogasawara gurnard perch Northwest Pacific 15 SL 2004
Neosebastes nigropunctatus Blackspotted gurnard perch Eastern Indian Ocean 36 TL 1915
Neosebastes occidentalis Orangebanded gurnard perch Eastern Indian Ocean 18 SL 2004
Neosebastes pandus Bighead gurnard perch Eastern Indian Ocean 50 TL 1842
Neosebastes scorpaenoides Common gurnard perch Eastern Indian Ocean to S 40 TL 1867
Neosebastes thetidis Thetis fish Eastern Indian Ocean to S 35 TL 1899



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