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Zaphleges

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Zaphlegidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Zaphleges Jordan and Gilbert p. 20
1925Zaphleges Jordan p. 22
1943Zaphleges David p. 102

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
RankNameAuthor
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Ctenosquamata
Acanthomorphata(Rosen 1973)
Euacanthomorphacea
Percomorphaceae
Percomorpharia
orderPerciformes
suborderScombroideiBleeker 1859
Trichiuriformes
familyZaphlegidae
genusZaphleges

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
D. S. Jordan and J. Z. Gilbert 1920Body elongate, symmetrically formed, much as in SPHYRAENA; head moderately elongate ; mouth large ; teeth rather small, slender, conical, pointed, somewhat spaced, about 60 on the side of the lower jaw; teeth in upper jaw and roof of mouth obliterated ; no evidence of canines ; vertebrae small, slender, longer than deep, about 54 in number ; interneurals strong; interhaemals obliterated; dorsal fins separate, the first not far behind head, of about 9 slender spines ; soft dorsal rather long, not ele- vated ; anal apparently similar, inserted behind its front, with two slender spines; pectorals moderate, inserted opposite middle of opercle; ventrals directly below pectorals ; their rays apparently I, 5 ; caudal fin large, well forked, with short, strong basal rays like fulcra ; scales cycloid, of moderate size, the number probably about 60, but no accurate count possible.