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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaracanthidae 
AphiaID: 154252

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 editorScorpaeniformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScorpaenoidei (Suborder)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScorpaenoidei
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 editororbicular velvetfishes  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaracanthus Krøyer, 1845

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentropus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaracanthus Krøyer, 1845
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrossoderma accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaracanthus Krøyer, 1845
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropus Gray, 1831 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaracanthus Krøyer, 1845
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: 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:154252
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2005-04-18 08:19:08Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Caracanthidae. 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=154252 on 2014-04-19
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