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Chirodactylus

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Chirodactylus is a genus of morwongs native to the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans off southern Africa, southern Australia, New Zealand and South America. They were formerly included in the genus Cheilodactylus in family Cheilodactylidae, but based on genetic and morpological analyses they have been moved Chirodactylus in family Latridae.[1][2][3]

Species

There are currently five recognized species in this genus:[2][3][4]

References

  1. ^ Burridge and Smolenski (2004). Molecular phylogeny of the Cheilodactylidae and Latridae (Perciformes: Cirrhitoidea) with notes on taxonomy and biogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30: 118–127
  2. ^ a b Ludt, W.B., Burridge, C.P. & Chakrabarty, P. (2019). A taxonomic revision of Cheilodactylidae and Latridae (Centrarchiformes: Cirrhitoidei) using morphological and genomic characters. Zootaxa 585(1). doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4585.1.7
  3. ^ a b Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Chirodactylus species". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Chirodactylus in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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Chirodactylus: Brief Summary

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Chirodactylus is a genus of morwongs native to the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans off southern Africa, southern Australia, New Zealand and South America. They were formerly included in the genus Cheilodactylus in family Cheilodactylidae, but based on genetic and morpological analyses they have been moved Chirodactylus in family Latridae.

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