Soapfish are in the grouper family, which also contains the groupers and anthias shown elsewhere on this website. There are two groups of soapfish, commonly called the soapfish and the emperor soapfish, united by the shared characteristic of being able to produce a toxin to deter predators. Three species within these two groups of soapfish are known from Kwajalein.
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