Spikey bass

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Spikey bass
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Latidae
Genus: Hypopterus
T. N. Gill, 1861
Species: H. macropterus
Binomial name
Hypopterus macropterus
(Günther, 1859)
  • Psammoperca macroptera Günther, 1859

The spikey bass (Hypopterus macropterus) is a species of fish in the family Latidae, the lates perches. It is endemic to coastal waters off Western Australia, where it inhabits areas with soft substrates. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Hypopterus.[1]


The generic name Hypopterus derives from the Greek hypo (under) and pteron (wing or fin).[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Hypopterus macropterus" in FishBase. October 2013 version.