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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPomacanthidae 
AphiaID: 151470

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 editorangelfishes  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApolemichthys Burton, 1934
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentropyge Kaup, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetodontoplus
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGenicanthus Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolacanthus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParacentropyge
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPomacanthus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPygoplites Fraser-Brunner, 1933

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthochaetodon accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolacanthus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAngelichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolacanthus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArusetta Fraser-Brunner, 1933 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPomacanthus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentropyges accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentropyge Kaup, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChetodon accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetodon Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmoholacanthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApolemichthys Burton, 1934
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuxiphipops accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPomacanthus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolocanthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphoeroides Anonymous, 1798
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPomacanthodes Gill, 1862 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolacanthus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPomacanthops Smith, 1955 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPomacanthus Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSumireyakko accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentropyge Kaup, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXiphipops Jordan, 1922 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentropyge Kaup, 1860
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Tropical Atlantic, Indian, and (mainly western) Pacific. Strongly compressed body. Angle of preopercle with a strong spine. Three spines in anal fin. Many species have an elongate extension on hind margin of soft dorsal and anal fins. Caudal fin rounded to strongly lunate with 15 branched rays. Vertebrae 24 (10+14). Striking coloration, markedly different between juveniles and adults of many species. In shallow waters of less than 20 m deep, very seldom below 50 m; generally near coral reefs. All species studied to date are protogynous hermaphrodites with 'haremic' social system. Species of Centropyge feed primarily on filamentous algae and species of Genicanthus feed primarily on zooplankton; most others feed on sponges, invertebrates, algae and fish eggs. Poma- = operculum, acanth- (gr.) = spine [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151470
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2005-04-06 10:22:32Z  created  Claus, Simon
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Pomacanthidae. 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=151470 on 2014-08-29
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