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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodesmidae 
AphiaID: 151423

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
Source  basis of record Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwormfishes  [details]
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taxa (14)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerdale
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClarkichthys
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodesminae
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodesmus Günther, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParagunnellichthys Dawson, 1967
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPtereleotrinae

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClarkichthyes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClarkichthys
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGunnelichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGunnelichtys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLaccoeleotris Fowler, 1935 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPtereleotris Gill, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptocerdale accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodesmus Günther, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParagobioides accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPogonoculius Fowler, 1938 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPtereleotris Gill, 1864
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: tropical seas. Body elongated to anguilliform. Tip of tongue not lobed. Scales cycloid, small, and embedded in body. Lower jaw jutted and heavy. Dorsal fin long, the spinous and soft dorsal confluent. Dorsal spines 10-28, flexible; soft rays 28-66. Soft rays in anal fin 23-61. Pelvic fins small, originating below pectoral fin base. A single spine in pelvic fin; soft rays 2-4. With 10-16 rays in pectoral fin. Caudal fin separate or confluent with dorsal and anal fins. To 30 cm maximum length. Inhabits shallow waters: coral reefs to muddy estuaries and tidepools; often burrowing in sand and mud.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151423
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2005-04-06 10:22:32Z  created  Claus, Simon
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Microdesmidae. 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=151423 on 2014-08-28
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