WoRMS taxon details

Microdesmidae Regan, 1912

151423  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151423)

accepted
Family
Genus Laccoeleotris Fowler, 1935 accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863 (synonym)
Subfamily Microdesminae Regan, 1912
  » Genus Cerdale Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
  » Genus Clarkichthyes accepted as Clarkichthys Smith, 1958 (misspelling)
  » Genus Clarkichthys Smith, 1958
  » Genus Gunnelichthys accepted as Gunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858 (misspelling)
  » Genus Gunnelichtys accepted as Gunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858 (misspelling)
  » Genus Gunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858
  » Genus Leptocerdale Weymouth, 1910 accepted as Microdesmus Günther, 1864
  » Genus Microdesmus Günther, 1864
  » Genus Paragobioides Kendall & Goldsborough, 1911 accepted as Gunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858
  » Genus Paragunnellichthys Dawson, 1967
Genus Pogonoculius Fowler, 1938 accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863 (synonym)
Subfamily Ptereleotrinae Bleeker, 1875
  » Genus Aioliops Rennis & Hoese, 1987
  » Genus Andameleotris Herre, 1939 accepted as Parioglossus Regan, 1912
  » Genus Encaeura Jordan & Hubbs, 1925 accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863
  » Genus Gracileotris Herre, 1953 accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863
  » Genus Herrea Smith, 1931 accepted as Parioglossus Regan, 1912
  » Genus Herreolus Smith, 1931 accepted as Parioglossus Regan, 1912
  » Genus Herrolus accepted as Herreolus Smith, 1931 accepted as Parioglossus Regan, 1912 (misspelling)
  » Genus Ioglossus Bean, 1882 accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863
  » Genus Loglossaus accepted as Ioglossus Bean, 1882 accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863 (misspelling)
  » Genus Navigobius Hoese & Motomura, 2009
  » Genus Nemateleotris Fowler, 1938
  » Genus Oxymetopon Bleeker, 1860
  » Genus Oxymetropon accepted as Oxymetopon Bleeker, 1860 (misspelling)
  » Genus Parioglassus accepted as Parioglossus Regan, 1912 (misspelling)
  » Genus Parioglossus Regan, 1912
  » Genus Perioglossus accepted as Parioglossus Regan, 1912 (misspelling)
  » Genus Ptereleotris Gill, 1863
  » Genus Pterelossus accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863 (lapsus calami)
  » Genus Pterocerdale Hoese & Motomura, 2009
  » Genus Pteroeleotris accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863 (misspelling)
  » Genus Vireosa Jordan & Snyder, 1901 accepted as Ptereleotris Gill, 1863
Description Distribution: tropical seas. Body elongated to anguilliform. Tip of tongue not lobed. Scales cycloid, small, and embedded...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Microdesmidae Regan, 1912. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151423 on 2018-02-24
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 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 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]   
From other sources
Description 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]
 



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