Latridae

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Latridae
Mendosoma lineatum (Telescope fish).jpg
Telescope fish Mendosoma lineatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Latridae
T. N. Gill, 1862
Genera[1]

Latridae is a family (about 5 species) of perciform fishes known as the trumpeters. They are found in southern waters off Australia, New Zealand, and Chile, where they are fished commercially and for sport. They are closely related to Cheilodactylidae, and the majority of the species traditionally placed in that family have been re-assigned to Latridae based on DNA analysis, with the kelpfish and marblefish the closest relatives of Latridae.[2][3]

Goniistius vittatus
Goniistius zonatus in Izu, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Latridae" in FishBase. December 2013 version.
  2. ^ Burridge and Smolenski (2004). Molecular phylogeny of the Cheilodactylidae and Latridae (Perciformes: Cirrhitoidea) with notes on taxonomy and biogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30: 118–127
  3. ^ Randall (2007). Reef and Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. ISBN 1-929054-03-3