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Carapus acus.jpg
Pearlfish (C. acus)
Carapus dubius.jpg
Pacific Pearlfish (C. dubius)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Carapidae
Subfamily: Carapinae
Genus: Carapus
Rafinesque, 1810
Type species
Gymnotus acus
Brünnich, 1768[1]

Carapus is a genus of pearlfishes, with these currently recognized species:[2]


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Carapus". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2018). Species of Carapus in FishBase. February 2018 version.