Map of the Southern African coastline showing some of the landmarks referred to in species range statements
Map of the Southern African coastline showing some of the landmarks referred to in species range statements

This is a sub-list of the List of marine Perciform fishes of South Africa for fishes of the suborder Percoidei recorded from the oceans bordering South Africa. This list comprises locally used common names, scientific names with author citation and recorded ranges. Ranges specified may not be the entire known range for the species, but should include the known range within the waters surrounding the Republic of South Africa.

List ordering and taxonomy complies where possible with the current usage in Wikispecies, and may differ from the cited source, as listed citations are primarily for range or existence of records for the region. Sub-taxa within any given taxon are arranged alphabetically as a general rule. Synonyms may be listed where useful.

Percoidei is one of 3 suborders of bony fishes in the order Perciformes. Many commercially harvested fish species are considered to be contained in this suborder, including the snappers, groupers, basses, goatfishes and perches. (Full article...)


Suborder: Percoidei

Superfamily: Cepoloidea

Family: Cepolidae — Bandfishes

Superfamily: Cirrhitoidea

Family: Cheilodactylidae — Fingerfins


Family: Cirrhitidae — Hawkfishes

Superfamily: Percoidea

Family: Acropomatidae — Lanternbellies

Family: Ambassidae — Glassies

Family: Apogonidae — Cardinal fishes (see also Epigonidae)

Subfamily: Apogoninae

Subfamily: Pseudaminae


Family: Bathyclupeidae — Bathyclupeids

Family: Bramidae — Pomfrets

Family: Caesionidae — Fusiliers

Family: Callanthiidae — Goldies

Family: Carangidae — Kingfishes

Family: Caristiidae — Manefishes

Family: Centracanthidae — Picarels


Family: Chaetodontidae — Butterflyfishes

Family: Coryphaenidae — Dolphinfish or Dorades

Family: Dichistiidae — Galjoens

Family: Dinopercidae

Family: Drepaneidae — Sicklefishes

Family: Echeneidae — Remoras

Family: Emmelichthyidae — Rovers

Family: Epigonidae — Cardinal fishes (see also Apogonidae)

Family: Gerreidae — Pursemouths

Family: Haemulidae — Rubberlips and grunters


Family: Kuhliidae — Flagtails

Family: Kyphosidae — Sea chubs


Family: Leiognathidae — Soapies


Family: Lethrinidae — Emperors

Family: Lobotidae — Tripletails

Family: Lutjanidae — Snappers

Family: Malacanthidae — Tilefishes

Family: Menidae — Moonfish

Family: Monodactylidae — Moonies

Family: Mullidae — Goatfishes

Family: Nemipteridae — Butterfly breams, spinecheeks

Family: Opistognathidae — Jawfishes

Family: Oplegnathidae — Knifejaws

Family: Parascorpididae — Jutjaw

Family: Pempheridae — Sweepers

Family: Pentacerotidae — Armourheads

Family: Plesiopidae — Longfins

Subfamily: Acanthoclininae — Spiny basslets

Subfamily: Plesiopinae

Family: Polynemidae — Threadfins

Family: Polyprionidae — Wreckfishes

Family: Pomacanthidae — Angelfishes

Family: Pomatomidae — Elf

Family: Priacanthidae — Bigeyes

Family: Pseudochromidae — Dottybacks

Subfamily: Anisochrominae

Subfamily: Congrogadinae — Snakelets

Subfamily: Pseudochrominae

Subfamily: Pseudoplesiopinae

Family: Rachycentridae — Cobia

Family: Sciaenidae — Kobs

Family: Scombropidae — Gnomefishes

Family: Serranidae — Rockcods (groupers) and seabasses

Subfamily: Anthiniinae

Subfamily: Epinephelinae

Subfamily: Grammistinae — Soapfishes and Podges

Subfamily: Liopropomatinae

Subfamily: Serraninae

Family: Sillaginidae — Sillagos

Family: Sparidae — Seabreams

Family: Terapontidae — Thornfishes

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