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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinidae 
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) > 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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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorscavengersUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoremperors  [details]
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 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 editorLetherinus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinus Cuvier, 1829
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMonotaxinae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathodentex Bleeker, 1873
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocranius Klunzinger, 1870
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonotaxis
» 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 editorParadentex accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocranius Klunzinger, 1870
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerodon accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonotaxis

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinella Fowler, 1904 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinus Cuvier, 1829
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentapus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1830 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentapodus
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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2005-04-06 10:22:32Z  created  Claus, Simon
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Lethrinidae. 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=151458 on 2014-04-18
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