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Family: Latidae Lates perches



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypopterus macropterus Spikey bass Eastern Indian Ocean 1859
Lates angustifrons Tanganyika lates Africa 200 SL 1906
Lates calcarifer Barramundi Indo-West Pacific 200 TL 1790
Lates japonicus Japanese lates Northwest Pacific 130 TL 1984
Lates lakdiva Asia 25.6 SL 2012
Lates longispinis Rudolf lates Africa 57 TL 1932
Lates macrophthalmus Albert lates Africa 29 TL 1929
Lates mariae Bigeye lates Africa 80 TL 1909
Lates microlepis Forktail lates Africa 93 TL 1898
Lates niloticus Nile perch Africa 200 TL 1758
Lates stappersii Sleek lates Africa 45 SL 1914
Lates uwisara Asia 36.3 SL 2012
Psammoperca waigiensis Waigieu seaperch Indo-West Pacific 47 TL 1828



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