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family

boxfishes
Ostraciidae Rafinesque, 1810

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Tetraodontiformes

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

genus Acanthostracion Bleeker, 1865
genus Lactophrys Swainson, 1839
genus Lactoria Jordan & Fowler, 1902 - longhorn cowfish
genus Ostracion Linnaeus, 1758
genus Paracanthostracion Whitley, 1933
genus Rhynchostracion Fraser-Brunner, 1935
genus Tetrosomus Swainson, 1839

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [family/334]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Ostraciidae]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Sheiko B.A. (2013): On family-group names of extant fishes and fish-like vertebrates of the world, Explorations of the fauna of the seas. St. Petersburg: Zoological Institute RAS. Vol. 74 (82). P. 1–204. [as Ostraciidae Rafinesque, 1810]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
[Data retrieved on: 11 March 2007]

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