Grammatidae

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Grammatidae
Gramma loreto.jpg
Royal gramma (Gramma loreto)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Grammatidae
D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1896
Genera[1]

2

Synonyms

Grammidae

Grammatidae is a small family of fishes in the order Perciformes known commonly as basslets. They are marine fish found in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean.[1]

They are characterized in part by a broken or absent lateral line. The largest species reach around 10 centimeters in maximum length.[1]

Some basslets are colorful and are kept in marine aquaria.[1]

There are two genera:[1]

A number of other species may be called "basslets", in particular members of Serranidae, where they may be called "fairy basslets".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Grammatidae" in FishBase. August 2013 version.