Diploprion bifasciatum

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Diploprion bifasciatum
Diploprion bifasciatum by OpenCage.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Diploprioninae
Genus: Diploprion
Species: D. bifasciatum
Binomial name
Diploprion bifasciatum
(Cuvier, 1828 )

Diploprion bifasciatum, known commonly as the Barred Soapfish or Two-banded soapfish among other vernacular names, is a species of marine fish in the family Serranidae.[1]

The Barred Soapfish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific region.[2]

This species reaches a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in).[3]

Soap Fish get their name from toxins that, when released from their skin, resemble lathered soap.


  1. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/comnames/CommonNamesList.php?ID=6603&GenusName=Diploprion&SpeciesName=bifasciatum&StockCode=6924
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/6603
  3. ^ Burgess, W.E., H.R. Axelrod and R.E. Hunziker III, 1990. Dr. Burgess's Atlas der Meerwasser Aquarium Fische. Bede Verlag, Kollnburg, Germany.

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