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Acanthistius ocellatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Anthiadinae
Genus: Acanthistius
Bloch, 1793

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Acanthistius is a genus of fish. Some authors place the genus in the family Serranidae, while some consider it to be incertae sedis, where it is not clear which family it belongs to.[1]


There are 11 species in the genus:[2]


  1. ^ Mansur, L. E. (2011). First record of partial albinism in the temperate rocky reefs fish Acanthistius patachonicus (Insertae sedis) off southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences 6(2), 185-87.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, eds. Acanthistius. FishBase. 2014.