Pseudopercis is a genus of bony fish which are part of the family Pinguipedidae, the sandperches. They are from the coastal waters of South America and are distinguished from other Neotropical sandperches in their more robust heads and bodies.[2]

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Pseudopercis numida
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Pseudopercis semifasciata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Trachiniformes
Family: Pinguipedidae
Genus: Pseudopercis
Miranda Ribeiro, 1903[1]
Type species
Pseudopercis numida
Miranda Ribeiro, 1903


There are two recognised species in the genus Pseudopercis:[3]


  1. ^ Bailly N, ed. (2014). "Pseudopercis Miranda Ribeiro, 1903". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ Ierecê L. Rosa & Ricardo S. Rosa (1997). "Systematic revision of the South American species of Pinguipedidae (Teleostei, Trachinoidei)". Revista Brasileira de Zoologia. 14 (4): 845–865.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). Species of Pseudopercis in FishBase. February 2018 version.