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Temporal range: Pleistocene to Present[1]
Zaniolepis latipinnis.jpg
Longspine Combfish (Z. latipinnis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes[2]
Family: Hexagrammidae
Subfamily: Zaniolepidinae
Genus: Zaniolepis
Girard, 1858

Zaniolepis is a genus of scorpaeniform fish native to the eastern Pacific Ocean. Z. frenata is known to have been a source of food to the Native American inhabitants of San Nicolas Island off the coast of southern California, United States during the Middle Holocene.[3]


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[4]


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Scorpaeniformes". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Vellanoweth, R. L. & Erlandson, J. M. (1999): Middle Holocene Fishing and Maritime Adaptations at CA-SNI-161, San Nicolas Island, California. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 21(2): pp. 257-274
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Zaniolepis in FishBase. December 2012 version.

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