Taxon profile


Apogonidae Günther, 1859

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  superfamily Percoidea


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Functions restricted to taxon Apogonidae

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subfamily Amioidinae
subfamily Apogoninae Günther, 1859
subfamily Paxtoninae
subfamily Pseudamiinae J.L.B. Smith, 1954

Unplaced taxa

genus Kurtamia Prokofiev, 2006

Fossil taxa

genus Xeniamia Fraser & Prokofiev, 2016

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [family/34]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Apogonidae]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CZ Hanel L., Plíštil J., Novák J. (2011): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces). 7. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii) Kostnatí (Neopterygii) [Ropušnicotvaří (Scorpaeniformes) – ostnoploutví (Perciformes) – Percoidei], Národní muzeum (zoologické oddělení), Praha, 148 str. [as Apogonidae]
Data retrieved on: 19 August 2019
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 Apogonidae Günther, 1859]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
[Data retrieved on: 05 May 2007]

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