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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: Anthiinae
Genus: Lepidoperca
Species: L. aurantia – L. brochata – L. caesiopercula – L. coatsii – L. filamenta – L. inornata – L. magna – L. occidentalis – L. pulchella – L. tasmanica

Lepidoperca Regan, 1914

Lepidoperca inornata

Lepidoperca inornata


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

Vernacular names

Lepidoperca is a small genus of fish belonging to the Anthiinae subfamily. It includes ten species.


Lepidoperca was first established by the British ichthyologist Charles Tate Regan in 1914.[1] It is classified under the subfamily Anthiinae of the family Serranidae.[2]

Members of Lepidoperca have moderately compressed oblong or ovate bodies. They have large eyes, with diameters longer than the distance between both eyes. The dorsal fin has ten spines and 15 to 17 soft rays. The margin has a slight notch just before it transitions into the soft-rayed portion. The anal fin has three spines and 7 to 9 soft rays. The pectoral fins have 15 to 17 soft rays, with all the rays branched except for the uppermost two. The caudal fin is truncate to lunate in shape with 15 soft rays. Both the upper and lower jaws have a pair of forward-facing canines. Vomerine teeth exist in a V-shaped patch. The tongue is smooth. The scales are large and ctenoid.[3]

Lepidoperca is closely related to the genus Caesioperca, but differ from the latter in the smaller number of rays from the dorsal and anal fins, larger eyes, and their V-shaped vomerine teeth patch (in contrast to the pentagon-shaped patch of Caesioperca).[3]

The following species are classified under Lepidoperca:[2][3][4]

Lepidoperca aurantia Roberts, 1989 - New Zealand orange perch
Lepidoperca brochata Katayama & Fujii, 1982 - Fangtooth perch
Lepidoperca caesiopercula (Whitley, 1951) - Graycheek basslet
Lepidoperca coatsii (Regan, 1913)
Lepidoperca filamenta Roberts, 1987 - Western orange perch
Lepidoperca inornata Regan, 1914
Lepidoperca magna Katayama & Fujii, 1982 - Sharphead perch
Lepidoperca occidentalis Whitley, 1951 - Slender orange perch
Lepidoperca pulchella (Waite, 1899) - Eastern orange perch
Lepidoperca tasmanica Norman, 1937 - Tasmanian perch


Charles Tate Regan (1914). "Diagnoses of new marine fishes collected by the British Antarctic ('Terra Nova') Expedition". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 13 (73): 11–17. doi:10.1080/00222931408693450.
Nicolas Bailly (2013). Bailly N (ed.). "Lepidoperca". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
Masao Katayama & Eiichi Fujii (1982). "Two new species of the anthiine genus Lepidoperca from Australia and New Zealand" (PDF). Japanese Journal of Ichthyology. 29 (3): 241–252.
Clive D. Roberts (1987). "A New Species of Lepidoperca (Serranidae)" (PDF). Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria. 48 (1): 83–84. doi:10.24199/j.mmv.1987.48.19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-09-25.

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