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Telescope fish Mendosoma lineatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Latridae
T. N. Gill, 1862

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 that traditionally are placed in the latter family may actually belong in Latridae.[2][3]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Latridae" in FishBase. December 2013 version.
  2. ^ Burridgea 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