Kelpfish

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Kelpfishes
Chironemus marmoratus.jpg
Large kelpfish (C. marmoratus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chironemidae
T. N. Gill, 1862
Genus: Chironemus
G. Cuvier, 1829
Type species
Chironemus georgianus
G. Cuvier, 1829

A kelpfish is a member of the genus Chironemus of perciform fishes in the family Chironemidae, native to coastal Australia and New Zealand.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the genus is from Greek cheir meaning "hands" and nema meaning "thread".

Species[edit]

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Chironemidae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Chironemus in FishBase. February 2013 version.