Aphareus (genus)

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Aphareus furca Maldives.JPG
(A. frusca)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Lutjanidae
Subfamily: Etelinae
Genus: Aphareus
G. Cuvier, 1830
Type species
Aphareus caerulescens
G. Cuvier, 1830
  • Platypodus Lacepède, 1804
  • Fares D. S. Jordan, Evermann & S. Tanaka (I), 1927
  • Sacrestinus D. S. Jordan, Evermann & S. Tanaka (I), 1927
  • Humefordia Whitley, 1931
  • Ulapiscis Whitley, 1933

Aphareus is a genus of snappers native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans from the African coast to the Hawaiian Islands.[1] The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Aphareus in FishBase. December 2013 version.