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genus

Anyperodon Günther, 1859

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Serranidae - sea basses and groupers

Description

This distinctive monotypic genus is probably most closely related to Epinephelus, with which it shares XI dorsal-fin spines and the absence of trisegmental pterygiophores; but it differs from Epinephelus (and all other groupers) in its lacking teeth on the palatines. Anyperodon is also unique among groupers in its elongate and markedly compressed head and body (body width 11 to 15% of standard length); there are some other elongate groupers, but none of these are as compressed as Anyperodon.

Sources

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1993, Heemstra, P.C.; Randall, J.E., FAO species catalogue. Vol. 16. Groupers of the world (Family Serranidae, Subfamily Epinephelinae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the grouper, rock cod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date.
Author: Petr Čech

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

species Anyperodon leucogrammicus (Valenciennes, 1828) - White-lined Grouper

Anyperodon leucogrammicus - 0000000001 1


Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [genus/266]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Anyperodon Günther, 1859]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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