Family Labridae Cuvier 1816 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Labriformes - Labridae

Alternative spelling: Labroidei

Parent taxon: Labriformes according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Bannikov 2014, Bannikov and Bellwood 2015, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Casier 1966, Dica 2002, Hanel et al. 2002, Jordan 1963, Miller 1967, Purdy et al. 2001 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Odacidae, Scaridae

Subtaxa: Bellwoodilabrus Cheilini Crenilabrus Eocoris Hypsigenyini Julidini Labrichthyini Labrinae Labrini Labrobolcus Labrodon Malapterus Novaculini Phyllopharyngodon Platylaemus Protautoga Pseudocheilini Pseudolabrini Pseudosphaerodon Scarini Semicossyphus Symphodus Taurinichthys Trigonodontinae Wainwrightilabrus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (1 collection), Italy (2), the Marshall Islands (2), Mexico (1), United States (2: California, Florida)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Libya (1), South Africa (1), United States (3: California, Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (2), France (1), Germany (1), Italy (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1), South Africa (1), Spain (3), Sri Lanka (2), Turkey (1), United States (12: California, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of France (1), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Italy (1), Namibia (1), Nigeria (2), Romania (2), the United Kingdom (10)

Total: 68 collections including 106 occurrences

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