Plectorhynchinae, is one of two subfamilies of the family Haemulidae, some known colloquially as sweetlips. This subfamily is regarded as having an Old World origin.[1]

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Lesson's Thicklip (Plectorhinchus lessonii)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae
Subfamily: Plectorhynchinae
Jordan & Thompson, 1912

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The following genera are included in the Plectorhynchinae:[2]


  1. ^ José Julián Tavera; P. Arturo Acero; Eduardo F Balart; Giacomo Bernardi (2012). "Molecular phylogeny of grunts (Teleostei, Haemulidae), with an emphasis on the ecology, evolution, and speciation history of New World species". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 12 (57). doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-57. PMC 3472276. PMID 22537107.
  2. ^ Nicolas Bailly (2017). "Plectorhinchinae Jordan & Thompson, 1912". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 22 July 2017.