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genus

Chromileptes Swainson, 1839

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

Scientific synonyms

Cromileptes (misspelling) m

Description

The monotypic genus Cromileptes is quite distinct from other grouper genera. The shape of the head (anteriorly depressed and posteriorly elevated) is unique among serranid fishes. No other Indo-West Pacific grouper has X dorsal-fin spines, and no grouper has such an elevated dorsal fin (with the posterior spines and anterior rays longest). The affinities of Cromileptes with other serranid genera are unclear.
Author: Petr Čech

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

species Chromileptes altivelis (Valenciennes, 1828) - Baramundi Cod

Chromileptes altivelis - Baramundi Cod


Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [genus/2108]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Chromileptes Swainson, 1839]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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