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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Pempheriformes

Familia: Acropomatidae
Genus: Acropoma
Species: A. argentistigma – A. boholensis – A. hanedai – A. japonicum – A. lecorneti – A. profundum

Acropoma Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Acropoma – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Acropoma species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 02/2021.

Acropoma is a genus of fish in the family Acropomatidae, the temperate ocean-basses or lanternbellies. They are native to the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean. They are characterized by a ventral luminous organ that has a luminous gland, a lens, and a reflector. The shape of the luminous organ helps distinguish the species in the genus.[2]

The following species are currently recognised as being members of this genus:

Acropoma arafurensis Okamoto, J.T. Williams, K.E. Carpenter, Santos & S, Kimura, 2019[3]
Acropoma argentistigma Okamoto & H. Ida, 2002
Acropoma boholensis Yamanoue & Matsuura, 2002
Acropoma hanedai Matsubara, 1953
Acropoma heemstrai Okamoto and Golani, 2017[4]
Acropoma japonicum Günther, 1859 (Glowbelly)
Acropoma lecorneti Fourmanoir, 1988
Acropoma leobergi Prokofiev, 2018[5]
Acropoma profundum Okamoto, 2014 (Solomon's lanternbelly) [2]
Acropoma splendens (Lloyd, 1909)[6]

Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Acropoma". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
Okamoto, M. (2014). Acropoma profundum, a new species of lanternbelly (Teleostei: Perciformes: Acropomatidae) from the Solomon Islands. Species Diversity, 19 (1): 9-14.
Makoto Okamoto; Jeffrey T. Williams; Kent E. Carpenter; Mudjekeewis Dalisay Santos & Seishi Kimura (2019). "Description of a new species of the genus Acropoma (Acropomatidae) from the Arafura Sea with a redescription of Acropoma leobergi Prokofiev 2018 and the first record of Acropoma boholensis Yamanoue and Matsuura 2002 from the South China Sea". Ichthyological Research. 67: 39–49. doi:10.1007/s10228-019-00696-8.
Makoto Okamoto & Daniel Golani (2018). "Three new species of the genus Acropoma (Perciformes: Acropomatidae) from the Indian Ocean". Ichthyological Research. 65: 101–114. doi:10.1007/s10228-017-0595-2. Abstract
A.M. Prokofiev (2018). "New Species of Luminous Percoids of the Acropoma Genus (Acropomatidae)". Journal of Ichthyology. 58 (6): 39–943. doi:10.1134/S0032945218060152. Abstract
Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Species in the genus Acropoma". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 27 February 2020.

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