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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapidae 
AphiaID: 125504

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpearlfishes  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnyltefiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnyltefiskfamilien  [details]
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taxa (26)

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 Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCarapinae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchiodon Thompson, 1837
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophis Müller, 1842
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEurypleuron Markle & Olney, 1990
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOnuxodon Smith, 1955
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiaphasia accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDisparichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheiliophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophis Müller, 1842
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEnchelyophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophis Müller, 1842
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFierasfer accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLefroyia accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptofierasfer accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxybeles accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophis Müller, 1842
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorobronchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhizoiketicus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophis Müller, 1842
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVexillifer accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarapus Rafinesque, 1810
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPyramodontinae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPyramodon Smith & Radcliffe, 1913
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSnyderidia Gilbert, 1905
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCynophidium accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPyramodon Smith & Radcliffe, 1913
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetragondacninae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetragondacnus Anderson & Satria, 2007

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcheliophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophis Müller, 1842
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophiops Reid, 1940 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophis Müller, 1842
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJordanicus Gilbert, 1905 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEncheliophis Müller, 1842
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Dorsal fin rays shorter than opposite anal rays. Anus of adults and origin of anal fin located behind head and usually under pectoral fin. No scales. Wide gill openings, reaching far forward. Vomerine, palatine and jaw teeth present. No opercular spines. Branchiostegal rays 6-7. No supramaxillary. Vertebrae about 85-145. Vexillum present in larvae. Pearlfishes are free-living (Echiodon), commensal (Carapus, Onuxodon), or parasitic (Encheliophis, Jordanicus), living in association with shallow-water invertebrate hosts (holothurians, bivalves, starfishes), largely in coral-dominated communities. Family members occur in shelf and slope waters of 0-2,000 m depth and range from about 65°N to 60°S. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125504
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Carapidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125504 on 2014-12-28
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