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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognathidae 
AphiaID: 125542

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 editorLeiognathidae (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 editorslipmouthsUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorslimysUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorponyfishes  [details]
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taxa (18)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurigequula Fowler, 1918
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDeveximentum Fowler, 1904
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEquulites Fowler, 1904
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubleekeria Fowler, 1904
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGazza Rüppell, 1835
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKaralla Chakrabarty & Sparks, 2008
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognathus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNuchequula Whitley, 1932
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhotopectoralis Sparks, Dunlap & Smith, 2005
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSecutor Gistel, 1848

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoomorah (nomen nudum)

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEquula Cuvier, 1815 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognathus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaza accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGazza Rüppell, 1835
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognatus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognathus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeognathus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognathus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLiognathus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognathus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacilentichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognathus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhotoplagios accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEquulites Fowler, 1904
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 editorDescription Mainly marine; some species enter freshwater. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific; one species in the Mediterranean. Strongly compressed, slimy body. Scales small. Head naked, bearing bony ridges on upper surface. Gill membranes united with isthmus. Mouth small; very protractile. Pseudobranchiae absent. Dorsal fin with 8 or 9 spines that are somewhat elevated. Three spines on anal fin. Dorsal and anal fin spines with a locking mechanism. A scaly sheath at the base of dorsal and anal fins. All species have esophageal luminous organs. Also noted for their production of mucus (see common name). Common in shallow coastal waters and tidal creeks and easily caught by trawls or beach seines; important artisanal food fish. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125542
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Leiognathidae. 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=125542 on 2014-12-21
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