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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Serraninae
Genus: Hypoplectrus

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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hypoplectrus aberrans Poey, 1868

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Hypoplectrus aberrans
[Yellowbelly hamlet]
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Max. Length 10.4 cm SL

 
Hypoplectrus atlahua
[Jarocho hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Hypoplectrus castroaguirrei Del Moral Flores, Tello-Musi & Martínez-Pérez, 2012

Photo by Photo by Tello Musi, J.L.
 
Hypoplectrus castroaguirrei
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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12.7 cm TL
Hypoplectrus chlorurus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hypoplectrus chlorurus
[Yellowtail hamlet]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Hypoplectrus ecosur Victor, 2012

Photo by Photo by Carlson, B.
 
Hypoplectrus ecosur
[Spotted hamlet]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Hypoplectrus floridae Victor, 2012

Photo by Photo by Bryant, K.
 
Hypoplectrus floridae
[Florida hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm NG
Hypoplectrus gemma Goode & Bean, 1882

Photo by Photo by Lobel, P.
 
Hypoplectrus gemma
[Blue hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 13.2 cm TL
Hypoplectrus gummigutta (Poey, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Albernas, J.I.H.
 
Hypoplectrus gummigutta
[Golden hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hypoplectrus guttavarius (Poey, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Hypoplectrus guttavarius
[Shy hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 14.3 cm TL
Hypoplectrus indigo (Poey, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Hypoplectrus indigo
[Indigo hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Hypoplectrus liberte Victor & Marks, 2018

Photo by Photo by Marks, K.W.
 
Hypoplectrus liberte
[Striped hamlet]



Caribbean

Hypoplectrus maculiferus Poey, 1871

Photo by Photo by Lobel, P.
 
Hypoplectrus maculiferus
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Caribbean Sea
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Hypoplectrus maya Lobel, 2011

Photo by Photo by Lobel, P.
 
Hypoplectrus maya
[Maya hamlet]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15.2 cm TL
Hypoplectrus nigricans (Poey, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Burek, Joyce/Frank
 
Hypoplectrus nigricans
[Black hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic

Hypoplectrus providencianus Acero P. & Garzón-Ferreira, 1994

Photo by Photo by Charteris, M.
 
Hypoplectrus providencianus
[Masked Hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15.2 cm TL
Hypoplectrus puella (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Hypoplectrus puella
[Barred hamlet]



Western Caribbean from th
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Hypoplectrus randallorum Lobel, 2011

Photo by Photo by Lobel, P.
 
Hypoplectrus randallorum
[Tan Hamlet]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12.7 cm TL
Hypoplectrus unicolor (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Hypoplectrus unicolor
[Butter hamlet]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypoplectrus aberrans Yellowbelly hamlet Western Central Atlantic 13 TL 1868
Hypoplectrus atlahua Jarocho hamlet Western Central Atlantic 10.4 SL 2013
Hypoplectrus castroaguirrei Western Central Atlantic 9.3 SL 2012
Hypoplectrus chlorurus Yellowtail hamlet Western Central Atlantic 12.7 TL 1828
Hypoplectrus ecosur Spotted hamlet Western Atlantic 10 SL 2012
Hypoplectrus floridae Florida hamlet Western Atlantic 10 SL 2012
Hypoplectrus gemma Blue hamlet Western Central Atlantic 13 NG 1882
Hypoplectrus gummigutta Golden hamlet Western Central Atlantic 13.2 TL 1851
Hypoplectrus guttavarius Shy hamlet Western Central Atlantic 13 TL 1852
Hypoplectrus indigo Indigo hamlet Western Central Atlantic 14.3 TL 1851
Hypoplectrus liberte Striped hamlet Western Central Atlantic 8.8 SL 2018
Hypoplectrus maculiferus Caribbean 1871
Hypoplectrus maya Maya hamlet Caribbean Sea 8.7 SL 2011
Hypoplectrus nigricans Black hamlet Western Atlantic 15.2 TL 1852
Hypoplectrus providencianus Masked Hamlet Western Central Atlantic 1994
Hypoplectrus puella Barred hamlet Western Central Atlantic 15.2 TL 1828
Hypoplectrus randallorum Tan Hamlet Western Caribbean from th 8.1 SL 2011
Hypoplectrus unicolor Butter hamlet Western Central Atlantic 12.7 TL 1792



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