WoRMS taxon details

Monodactylidae Jordan & Evermann, 1898

151469  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151469)

accepted
Family
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Chiefly marine and brackish; sometimes entering fresh water. Distribution: west Africa, Indo-Pacific. Body deep and highly...  
Description Chiefly marine and brackish; sometimes entering fresh water. Distribution: west Africa, Indo-Pacific. Body deep and highly compressed. Pelvic fins usually reduced or vestigial. Dorsal fin with the base long and scaly. Spines in dorsal fin 5-8, short and graduated. Anal fin base long; spines 3. Scales cycloid or ctenoid. Often silvery. Valued as aquarium fishes.  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Monodactylidae Jordan & Evermann, 1898. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151469 on 2018-12-13
Date
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2005-04-06 10:22:32Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 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). (2018). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Chiefly marine and brackish; sometimes entering fresh water. Distribution: west Africa, Indo-Pacific. Body deep and highly compressed. Pelvic fins usually reduced or vestigial. Dorsal fin with the base long and scaly. Spines in dorsal fin 5-8, short and graduated. Anal fin base long; spines 3. Scales cycloid or ctenoid. Often silvery. Valued as aquarium fishes.  [details]
 



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