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Hoplichthys filamentosus.jpg
Hoplichthys filamentosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Hoplichthyidae
Kaup, 1873
Genus: Hoplichthys
G. Cuvier, 1829
Type species
Hoplichthys langsdorfii
G. Cuvier, 1829

Monhoplichthys Fowler, 1938

Hoplichthys is a genus of fishes native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This genus is the only member of the family Hoplichthyidae.[1]


There are currently 17 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b c d e Nagano, Y., Imamura, H. & Yabe, M. (2014): A new ghost flathead (Scorpaeniformes: Hoplichthyidae) from southwestern Australia. Ichthyological Research, 62 (3): 245-252.
  2. ^ Nagano, Y., McGrouther, M.A. & Yabe, M. (2013): A new species of the hoplichthyid genus Hoplichthys (Teleostei: Hoplichthyidae) from northern Western Australia. Zootaxa, 3681 (3): 241–248.
  3. ^ Nagano, Y., Endo, H. & Yabe, M. (2013): Hoplichthys mimaseanus, a New Ghost Flathead from East Asia and Western Australia (Teleostei: Hoplichthyidae). Bulletin of the National Museum of Natural Science, Ser. A., Supplement No. 7: 1–9.