WoRMS taxon details

Leiognathidae Gill, 1893

125542  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125542)

accepted
Family
marine
Not documented
Description Mainly marine; some species enter freshwater. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific; one species in the Mediterranean. Strongly...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Leiognathidae Gill, 1893. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125542 on 2018-10-22
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description 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]
 



LanguageName 
English slipmouthsslimysponyfishes  [details]
Japanese ヒイラギ  [details]