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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Aploactinidae Velvetfishes

Genus: Paraploactis

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7 species (see list below)

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Western Central Pacific.

Paraploactis hongkongiensis
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

Paraploactis intonsa
[Bearded velvetfish]

Photo by Cornish, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Paraploactis kagoshimensis (Ishikawa, 1904)

Photo by Cornish, A.
Paraploactis kagoshimensis

Photo by Townsend, D.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Paraploactis obbesi (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Townsend, D.
Paraploactis obbesi
[Sulu velvetfish]

Photo by Good, P.

Western Pacific

Paraploactis pulvinus Poss & Eschmeyer, 1978

Photo by Good, P.
Paraploactis pulvinus
[Pillow velvetfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean. Sr

Paraploactis taprobanensis
No picture found

Paraploactis trachyderma
[Mossback velvetfish]
7 Species of Family Aploactinidae with Genus Paraploactis
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1966 Paraploactis hongkongiensis Western Central Pacific.
1978 Paraploactis intonsa Bearded velvetfish Eastern Indian Ocean
1904 Paraploactis kagoshimensis Northwest Pacific 12 TL
1913 Paraploactis obbesi Sulu velvetfish Western Pacific. 5 TL
1978 Paraploactis pulvinus Pillow velvetfish Western Pacific
1933 Paraploactis taprobanensis Western Indian Ocean. Sr
1865 Paraploactis trachyderma Mossback velvetfish Indo-Pacific

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