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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMalacanthidae 
AphiaID: 151447

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]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortilefishes  [details]
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taxa (13)

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 Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLatilinae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostegus Rafinesque, 1815
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaulolatilus Gill, 1862
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLopholatilus Goode & Bean, 1879
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachiostegus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostegus Rafinesque, 1815
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDekaya accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaulolatilus Gill, 1862
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMalacanthinae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHoplolatilus Günther, 1887
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacanthus Cuvier, 1829
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsymmetrurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHoplolatilus Günther, 1887
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDikellorhynchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacanthus Cuvier, 1829
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLatilus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostegus Rafinesque, 1815
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOceanops accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacanthus Cuvier, 1829
Environment marine, terrestrial
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific.
Depth range 10-500 m (usually 50-200 m). One species (Malacanthus latovittatus) may be found in both marine and brackish water (Goldie River, New Guinea).
One relatively long dorsal fin; total dorsal fin rays 22-64. Relatively long anal fin; 1 or 2 weak spines; soft rays 14-56. Top of head with or without cutaneous ridge. Operculum with one blunt or sharp spine. Branchiostegal rays 6. Truncate, double emarginate, emarginate to forked caudal fin. Vertebrae 24, 25, or 27 (precaudal 10 or 11). Larvae with elaborate spines (elongated and serrate) on the head and scale.
According to Dooley (1978), the tilefishes are comprised of two morphologically different and evolutionary distinct groups and are distinct enough to be separate families [Branchiostegidae: with genera Branchiostegus, Lopholatilus, Caulolatilus and Malacanthidae: with genera Hoplolatilus and Malacanthus]. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151447
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2005-04-06 10:22:32Z  created  Claus, Simon
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Malacanthidae. 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=151447 on 2014-09-30
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