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Girella fimbriata.jpg
Caramel Drummer (G. fimbriata)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Kyphosidae
Subfamily: Girellinae
Genus: Girella
J. E. Gray, 1835
Type species
Girella punctata
J. E. Gray, 1835

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Girella is a genus of sea chubs mostly native to the Pacific Ocean with a smaller presence in the Indian and Atlantic oceans.[1]


There are currently 18 recognized species in this genus:[1]


The following list of genus names have all been synonymized with Girella:[2]

  • Aplodon Thominot, 1883
  • Camarina Ayres, 1860
  • Doidyxodon Valenciennes, 1846
  • Girellichthys Klunzinger, 1872
  • Girellipiscis Whitley, 1931
  • Girellops Regan, 1913
  • Incisidens T. N. Gill, 1862
  • Iredalella Whitley, 1931
  • Melambaphes Günther, 1863
  • Melanychthys Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
  • Neotephraeops Castelnau, 1872
  • Tephraeops Günther, 1859



  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Girella in FishBase. August 2013 version.
  2. ^ Catalog of Fishes, California Academy of Sciences