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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinidae Bonaparte, 1831 
AphiaID: 151458

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinopteri (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPercoidei (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPercoidei
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonotaxinae Akazaki, 1961
Sources  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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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorscavengersUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoremperors  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathodentex Bleeker, 1873
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocranius Klunzinger, 1870
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLethrininae
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinus Cuvier, 1829
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonotaxis Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWattsia Chan & Chilvers, 1974

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocranium accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocranius Klunzinger, 1870
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLetherinus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinus Cuvier, 1829
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinella Fowler, 1904 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinus Cuvier, 1829
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonotaxinae Akazaki, 1961 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinidae Bonaparte, 1831
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParadentex Bleeker, 1872 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocranius Klunzinger, 1870
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerodon Rüppell, 1838 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonotaxis Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentapus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1830 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentapodus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
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 waters of the Indo-Pacific (only Lethrinus atlanticus occurs in the Atlantic, off West Africa). Lethrinids are bottom-feeding, carnivorous, coastal fishes, ranging primarily on or near reefs. Lethrinids can be solitary or schooling and do not appear to be territorial. They often form large aggregations while spawning. Protogynous hermaphroditism (sex reversal from female to male) has been demonstrated in several species of Lethrinus. Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 9-10 soft rays. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 8-10. Accessory subpelvic keel absent. Subocular shelf small. All but the smallest emperors are esteemed food fishes, although an iodoform odor is attributed to individuals of some species when cooked. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151458
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Date   action   by
2005-04-06 10:22:32Z  created  Claus, Simon
2015-04-17 08:48:21Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2015). Lethrinidae Bonaparte, 1831. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2015) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151458 on 2015-08-31
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