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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUranoscopidae 
AphiaID: 125573

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)
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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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorstargazers  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroscopus Brevoort, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGenyagnus
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIchthyscopus Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKathetostoma Günther, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPleuroscopus Barnard, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSelenoscopus
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUranoscopus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenocephalus Kaup, 1858

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAriscopus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathagnus Gill, 1861 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenocephalus Kaup, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCathetostoma accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKathetostoma Günther, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExecestides accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathagnus Gill, 1861 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenocephalus Kaup, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathagnus Gill, 1861 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenocephalus Kaup, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIchthyoscopus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIchthyscopus Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZalescopus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUranoscopus 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. Scaleless or with small smooth scales. Large cuboidal head. Mouth strongly oblique, with fringed lips. Eyes dorsally located or nearly dorsal. Lateral line high. Pelvic fins jugular and very close to each other. One spine in pelvic fin; soft rays 5. Dorsal fin moderately long; many without spinous dorsal. Anal fin moderately long. Some species use a small vermiform filament originating from floor of mouth for attracting prey fish. Two large poison spines, with double-grooves and a poison gland basally, located behind opercle and above pectorals. Vertebrae 24-26. The genus Astroscopus with internal nostrils for inhalation and electric organs.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125573
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Uranoscopidae. 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=125573 on 2014-08-29
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