WoRMS name details

Caracanthidae Gill, 1885

154252  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:154252)

 unaccepted
Family
Description Distribution: Indian and Pacific Oceans. Oval and strongly compressed body; papilose. Small mouth; terminal. Dorsal fin...  
Description Distribution: Indian and Pacific Oceans. Oval and strongly compressed body; papilose. Small mouth; terminal. Dorsal fin single; notched, with origin on nape. Spines in dorsal fin 6-8; soft rays 11-13. Extremely small pelvic fins. Pelvic spine 1; soft rays usually 2. Anal fin spines 2; soft rays 11-14. Gill openings lateral. Described as scaleless, but scales reportedly found below the dorsal fin base, the dorsal surface of the head with minute scales bearing a spine, and tubelike scales on the lateral line. Maximum length recorded 5 cm. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Caracanthidae Gill, 1885. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=154252 on 2018-02-25
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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
Description Distribution: Indian and Pacific Oceans. Oval and strongly compressed body; papilose. Small mouth; terminal. Dorsal fin single; notched, with origin on nape. Spines in dorsal fin 6-8; soft rays 11-13. Extremely small pelvic fins. Pelvic spine 1; soft rays usually 2. Anal fin spines 2; soft rays 11-14. Gill openings lateral. Described as scaleless, but scales reportedly found below the dorsal fin base, the dorsal surface of the head with minute scales bearing a spine, and tubelike scales on the lateral line. Maximum length recorded 5 cm. [details]
 



LanguageName 
English orbicular velvetfishes  [details]
Japanese ダンゴオコゼ  [details]