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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) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodesmidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes
Source  basis of record Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References., 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 (21)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClarkichthyes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClarkichthys Smith, 1958
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, 1863
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptocerdale accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodesmus Günther, 1864
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodesminae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerdale Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClarkichthys Smith, 1958
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGunnellichthys Bleeker, 1858
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodesmus Günther, 1864
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParagunnellichthys Dawson, 1967
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, 1863
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPtereleotrinae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAioliops Rennis & Hoese, 1987
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNavigobius Hoese & Motomura, 2009
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemateleotris Fowler, 1938
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxymetopon Bleeker, 1860
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParioglossus Regan, 1912
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPtereleotris Gill, 1863
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterocerdale Hoese & Motomura, 2009
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 2014-12-26
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