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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea

Familia: Serranidae
Subfamilia: Serraninae
Genus: Chelidoperca
Species: C. hirundinacea – C. investigatoris – C. lecromi – C. maculicauda – C. margaritifera – C. occipitalis – C. pleurospilus – C. santosi – C. stella

Chelidoperca Boulenger, 1895

Type species: Centropristis hirundinaceus Valenciennes, 1831


Boulenger, G. A.; 1895: Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the perciform fishes in the British Museum. (2) I: i-xix + 1-394, Pls. 1-15.

Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H. 2016. Chelidoperca stella, a new species of perchlet (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 4092(3): 388–400. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4092.3.4.Reference page.
Jeffrey T. Williams & Kent E. Carpenter 2015. A new fish species of the subfamily Serraninae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 3911(2): 287–293. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3911.2.10. Reference page.


Chelidoperca – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Chelidoperca species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 08/2021.

Vernacular names
日本語: ヒメコダイ属

Chelidoperca, commonly known as perchlets, is a genus of marine ray-finned fishes which is a member of the subfamily Serraninae of the family Serranidae, which includes the groupers and anthias. They are found in the Indo-Pacific region.[2]

There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus:[2]

Chelidoperca hirundinacea (Valenciennes, 1831)
Chelidoperca investigatoris (Alcock, 1890) [3]
Chelidoperca lecromi Fourmanoir, 1982
Chelidoperca maculicauda Bineesh & Akhilesh, 2013 (Indian perchlet) [4]
Chelidoperca margaritifera M. C. W. Weber, 1913 (Pearly perchlet)
Chelidoperca occipitalis Kotthaus, 1973 (Arabian perchlet) [3]
Chelidoperca pleurospilus (Günther, 1880)
Chelidoperca santosi J. T. Williams & K. E. Carpenter, 2015 (Pogi perchlet) [5]
Chelidoperca stella Matsunuma & Motomura, 2016 [6]
Chelidoperca tosaensis Matsunuma, Yamakawa & J.T. Williams, 2017 (Red-spot perchlet)


Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Chelidoperca". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Chelidoperca in FishBase. December 2019 version.
Bineesh, K.K., Akhilesh, K.V., Abdussamad, E.M., Pillai, N.G.K., Thiel, R., Jena, J.K. & Gopalakrishnan, A. (2014): Redescriptions of Chelidoperca investigatoris (Alcock, 1890) and Chelidoperca occipitalis Kotthaus, 1973 (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the south-west coast of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 61 (4): 117-122.
Bineesh, K.K., Akhilesh, K.V., Abdussamad, E.M. & Pillai, N.G.K. (2013). "Chelidoperca maculicauda, a new species of perchlet (Teleostei: Serranidae) from the Arabian Sea". aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology. 19 (2): 71–78.
Williams, J.T. & Carpenter, K.E. (2015). "A new fish species of the subfamily Serraninae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from the Philippines" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3911 (2): 287–293.
Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H. (2016): Chelidoperca stella, a new species of perchlet (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean. Zootaxa, 4092 (3): 388–400.

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