Drepane (genus)

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Spotted sicklefish, (D. punctata)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Drepaneidae
T. N. Gill, 1872
Genus: Drepane
G. Cuvier, 1831
Type species
Chaetodon punctatus
Linnaeus, 1758

The sicklefishes are perciform fishes of the genus Drepane, the only genus in the family Drepaneidae. They are found in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, and in the eastern Atlantic near Africa.[1] The family has also been named "Drepanidae", but that name is preoccupied by a family of hook-tip moths.

Spotted sicklefish in Machilipatnam Landing Center in Andhra Pradesh, India


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Drepaneidae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Drepane in FishBase. April 2013 version.