Acanthopagrus is a genus of fish in the family Sparidae found in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.[1]

Acanthopagrus butcheri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae
Genus: Acanthopagrus
W. K. H. Peters, 1855


There are currently 20 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. Gomon, Martin F.; Bray, Dianne J. "Acanthopagrus". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  2. Iwatsuki, Y. (2013). "Review of the Acanthopagrus latus complex (Perciformes: Sparidae) with descriptions of three new species from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean". Journal of Fish Biology. 83 (1): 64–95. doi:10.1111/jfb.12151.

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