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Sharfia

Actinopteri - Lophiiformes - Lophiidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Sharfia Pietsch and Carnevale p. 65
2014Sharfia Bannikov p. 26
2014Sharfia Carnevale et al. p. 42

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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
orderLophiiformes
suborderLophioideiCuvier
familyLophiidaeCuvier
genusSharfia

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
T. W. Pietsch and G. Carnevale 2011A member of the family Lophiidae unique in having large triangular opercles, with concave anterior and anteroventral margins and a peculiar cancellous texture on its medial surface; subopercle entire (without posteroventral fimbriations), with radiating striations emanating from base of ascending process and ornamented with small knobs throughout their length. The genus differs further in having the following combination of character states: frontals notably constricted in interorbital region (distance between lateral margins of interorbital extensions of frontals about 35% of that measured between outer margins of pterotics); symphysial process of dentary absent; 19 vertebrae; vertebral column nearly straight; neural and haemal spines (including those of the penultimate vertebral centrum) anteroposteriorly expanded; dorsal fin with nine rays, supported by seven pterygiophores; cleithral (humeral) spine vestigial; pectoral-fin radials relatively short, 16.3% SL; pectoral fin paddle- shaped, with at least ten rays; caudal fin with eight rays.