WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirrhitidae Macleay, 1841

151475  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151475)

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Family
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: tropical western and eastern...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: tropical western and eastern Atlantic, Indian and Pacific (mainly Indo-Pacific). Dorsal fin with 10 spines; soft rays 11-17. Numerous short filaments at the tip of the dorsal spines. Soft rays in anal fin 5-7. Thickened and elongate lower pectoral rays. Scales ctenoid or cycloid. Vertebrae 26-28. About 55 cm maximum length. Usually small and very colorful. Inhabits rocks and corals. All are carnivores of small benthic crustaceans and fishes. The few species studied are protogynous hermaphrodites. Males maintain territories with several females. Cirrus (lat.) = fringe  [details]
Bailly, N. (2015). Cirrhitidae Macleay, 1841. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151475 on 2017-12-11

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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. Zootaxa. 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). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: tropical western and eastern Atlantic, Indian and Pacific (mainly Indo-Pacific). Dorsal fin with 10 spines; soft rays 11-17. Numerous short filaments at the tip of the dorsal spines. Soft rays in anal fin 5-7. Thickened and elongate lower pectoral rays. Scales ctenoid or cycloid. Vertebrae 26-28. About 55 cm maximum length. Usually small and very colorful. Inhabits rocks and corals. All are carnivores of small benthic crustaceans and fishes. The few species studied are protogynous hermaphrodites. Males maintain territories with several females. Cirrus (lat.) = fringe  [details]
 



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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhawkfishes  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorゴンベ  [details]