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Dinoperca petersi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dinopercidae
Heemstra & Hecht, 1986

The Dinopercidae, known commonly as the cavebasses, are a family of marine perciform fishes native to the western Indian and the Atlantic coasts of Africa.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Dinopercidae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

Further reading[edit]

  • Heemstra, P. C. and T. Hecht. Dinopercidae, a New Family for the Percoid Marine Fish Genera Dinoperca Boulenger and Centrarchops Fowler (Pisces: Perciformes). Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Rhodes University. 1986.