WoRMS taxon details

Pegasidae Bonaparte, 1831

154575  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:154575)

accepted
Family
Distribution Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Body broad and depressed (aberrant), contained in bony plates. Mouth small and inferior;...  
Distribution Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Body broad and depressed (aberrant), contained in bony plates. Mouth small and inferior; toothless. Rostrum long and flattened arising from a fusion of the nasals. Jaws protrusible. Gill filaments lobelike and with tufts. Opercle and subopercle very small. Preopercle very much enlarged. Dorsal and anal fins short, spineless and usually with 5 soft rays each. Relatively large and horizontal pectoral fins; unbranched rays 10-18. Pelvics abdominal; spine 1; soft rays 1-3. Caudal fin rays 8; the peduncle quadrangular. Branchiostegal rays 5; filamentous. No supracleithrum and post cleithrum. Circumorbital bones 3; lachrymal bone the largest. Swimm bladder absent. Vertebrae 19-22, first 6 abdominal vertebrae elongated. About 13 cm maximum length. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Pegasidae Bonaparte, 1831. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=154575 on 2018-05-21
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2005-04-19 07:59:47Z
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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
Distribution Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Body broad and depressed (aberrant), contained in bony plates. Mouth small and inferior; toothless. Rostrum long and flattened arising from a fusion of the nasals. Jaws protrusible. Gill filaments lobelike and with tufts. Opercle and subopercle very small. Preopercle very much enlarged. Dorsal and anal fins short, spineless and usually with 5 soft rays each. Relatively large and horizontal pectoral fins; unbranched rays 10-18. Pelvics abdominal; spine 1; soft rays 1-3. Caudal fin rays 8; the peduncle quadrangular. Branchiostegal rays 5; filamentous. No supracleithrum and post cleithrum. Circumorbital bones 3; lachrymal bone the largest. Swimm bladder absent. Vertebrae 19-22, first 6 abdominal vertebrae elongated. About 13 cm maximum length. [details]
 



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