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Harpagifer antarcticus.jpg
Harpagifer antarcticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Harpagiferidae
T. N. Gill, 1861
Genus: Harpagifer
J. Richardson, 1844
Type species
Batrachus bispinis
J. R. Forster, 1801

Harpagifer is a genus of perciform fish, the spiny plunderfishes, native to the southern oceans. It is currently the only genus in its family.[1]


There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus:[1]

See also[edit]


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