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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoryphaenidae 
AphiaID: 125531

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 editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoryphaenidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes
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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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordolphinfishes  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoryphaena Linnaeus, 1758

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorypaena accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoryphaena Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampugus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoryphaena Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepimphis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoryphaena Linnaeus, 1758
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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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. Slender fishes with compressed head and body. The single dorsal fin originates on the head and extends over nearly the full length of the body. No spines; soft rays 48-65. No spines on anal fin. Deeply forked caudal fin. Forehead steep and high in adult males. Live specimens with exceedingly beautiful colors. Vertebrae 30-34. Attains 1.5 m maximum length. Dolphinfishes inhabit the surface waters where they feed upon small fishes and other animals. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125531
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Coryphaenidae. 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=125531 on 2014-12-20
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