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Caprodon is a small genus of fish belonging to the subfamily Anthiinae. It contains three species.[2]

Sunrise perch (Caprodon schlegelii)
Pink maomao (Caprodon longimanus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Anthiinae
Genus: Caprodon
Temminck & Schlegel, 1843
Type species
Anthias schlegelii
Günther, 1859
  • Neoanthias Castelnau 1879


Caprodon was first established by Coenraad Jacob Temminck and Hermann Schlegel in 1843 based on the type species Anthias schlegelii. It is classified under the subfamily Anthiadinae of the family Serranidae.[1][3]


The genus Caprodon can be distinguished from Odontanthias and other Anthiinae with teeth on the tongue, by the asymmetrical pectoral fins, the truncate caudal fin, the presence of a scaly dorsal sheath, and by the many-rayed soft dorsal fin.[4]


FishBase recognizes five species of Caprodon:[5]

  • Caprodon affinis Tanaka, 1924
  • Caprodon krasyukovae Kharin, 1983 (Krasyukova's perch)
  • Caprodon longimanus (Günther, 1859) (Pink maomao)
  • Caprodon schlegelii (Günther, 1859) (Sunrise perch)
  • Caprodon unicolor Katayama, 1975 (Elegant anthias)


  1. N. Bailly (2013). Bailly N (ed.). "Caprodon". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  2. Joseph S. Nelson (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons. p. 346. ISBN 9780471756446.
  3. William N. Eschmeyer, ed. (1998). Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. ISBN 0940228475.
  4. David Starr Jordan & John Otterbein Snyder (1906). "Notes on Fishes of Hawaii, With Descriptions of New Species" (PDF). Bulletin of the Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries. 26: 205–218.
  5. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Caprodon in FishBase. December 2019 version.
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