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Centropomidae - (Snooks) Only one marine species (rarely brackish) bearing a superficial resemblance to cirrhitids. Body generally compressed, although body shape extremely variable from very deep to fusiform. Dactyloscopidae - (Sand stargazers) Anal fin 2 spines. Distribution: coastal Australia, New Zealand, and Chile. Members of Cepolinae are notably elongate, 48-79 total vertebrae and 55-90 total dorsal-fin soft rays, with the terminal dorsal- and anal-fin soft rays attached to the caudal fin by a membrane (Ref. Dorsal fin long, continuous or divided; 7-23 spines, 12-36 soft rays. Adapt well to aquarium conditions. Deep bodied. 58010) or Centrogenysidae. Dolphinfishes inhabit the surface waters where they feed upon small fishes and other animals. are placed in a new family, Latidae (= former Centropomidae: Latinae) (Ref. The transversus dorsalis anterior muscle is subdivided into four distinct parts (Liem & Greenwood). Lateral line 33-73 scales. Atlantic (tropical to temperate), Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Generally near coral reefs. Pelvic fins absent, pelvic girdle present. Pelvic fin like an inverted bowl, 3-5 soft rays; pelvics very close to each other. Body generally compressed, although body shape extremely variable from very deep to fusiform. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. Branchiostegal rays 6. Swim bladder absent. Anal fin 21-41 soft rays. Relatively deep-bodied. Flat nasal organ devoid of lamellae; lateral line running along base of dorsal fin. Palatines toothless. Spineless dorsal fin in posterior half of the body. Atlantic (tropical to temperate), Indian, and Pacific Oceans. 58418. Most Neotropical cichlids occupy lentic habitats within rivers and streams; but there is also a number of moderately to strongly adapted rheophilic species. Dinolestidae - (Long-finned pike) The presence of an extensive cartilaginous cap on the anterior margin of each second epibranchial bone (Stiassny, 1981); Tropical, benthic. Spines in anal fin 3-15 (generally 3); soft rays 4-15 (a few with 30). Tropical, benthic. Protogynous hermaphrodites, with few dominant males. Scales cycloid; about 64-67 along lateral line. Trunk lateral line represented by widely spaced pit organs (superficial neuromasts). Dorsal fin high with long base, origin on head; anal fin with 17 to 22 elements (spines lost); pectoral fins with 16 to 21 rays (Ref. The latter include many Crenicichla species and the genera Teleocichla and Retroculus, which are distributed mainly in the Brazilian and Guianan highlands. About 1.2 m maximum length. Steindachner (1875) worked on the Thayer expedition collection of Amazonian cichlids, but did not add much beyond the work of Heckel. With a strong hook on the anterior margin of the cleithrum. Anal fin 21-41 soft rays. This implies: Cichlids are distributed in fresh- and brackish waters in Central and South America, Texas (1 species), West Indies, Africa, Madagascar, Syria, Israel, Iran, Sri Lanka, and coastal southern India. No teeth in vomer and palatines. Among Neotropical taxa, lengths range from about 25-30 mm adult size in Apistogramma and Taeniacara, to about 1 meter in Cichla temensis. Inhabits subtropical and temperate nearshore waters; often solitary, demersal over reef substrates (Ref. Pectoral fins very small. Conical or villiform jaw teeth. Chaetodontidae - (Butterflyfishes) On the whole it is not satisfactory to have one-third of the Neotropical cichlid fauna without a generic name, illustrating a real problem with the more formalized procedure of naming species, but it could also signify a safeguarding against doubtful species. (= former Coracinidae) Postcleithrum 1. Body shape quite variable, mostly moderately deep and compressed. Centrarchidae - (Sunfishes) Juveniles enter fresh water in spring and spend the rest of their lives there. With or without orbital and nasal cirri. The oral jaws are generally highly movable and protrusible, and tooth shape varies greatly, although most Neotropical cichlids have simple, subconical, unicuspid teeth, whereas African cichlids commonly have laterally bicuspid or tricuspid oral teeth. Cichlids are known by family or genus-level local names, commonly with an adjective to distinguish well-marked species. Feeds on crustaceans and other invertebrates. Postcleithrum 1. A cordlike ligament stretches from ceratohyal to dentary symphasis. Symbiosis between a chaenopsid and a stony coral has been reported from the Caribbean. Breeding activities highly organized. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific from South Africa to Hawaii and Easter I. One short spine on anal fin; soft rays about 26. Juveniles enter fresh water in spring and spend the rest of their lives there. Dorsal fin with 3 or 4 short, isolated spines preceeding the long, low soft dorsal fin. The latter include many Crenicichla species and the genera Teleocichla and Retroculus, which are distributed mainly in the Brazilian and Guianan highlands. 58418. The oral jaws are generally highly movable and protrusible, and tooth shape varies greatly, although most Neotropical cichlids have simple, subconical, unicuspid teeth, whereas African cichlids commonly have laterally bicuspid or tricuspid oral teeth. Associated with siphonophores, including feeding on them. Pectoral fin rays 12-15. Lower jaw fringed with a row of cirri. Feeds on aquatic insects. 50 cm) lutjanoid fishes; eye moderately large, its diameter longer than snout length. Live specimens with exceedingly beautiful colors. No cirri on nape, may be present elsewhere on head. Vertebrae 10-13 abdominal, 23-42 caudal. Pale brown above and cream-colored below, with or without spots; or uniformly pink or red. Lateral line goes down to ventral surface gradually or abruptly. Distribution: Antarctic and southern South America. Glossamia) in streams (tropical Pacific Islands) (Ref. One short spine on anal fin; soft rays about 26. On the Pacific slope, cichlids are found in a succession of permanent rivers south to the Río Jequetepeque or perhaps even to slightly south of Lima, Peru. Feed on small benthic invertebrates. Dorsal and anal fins with scales. Cichlids are distributed in fresh- and brackish waters in Central and South America, Texas (1 species), West Indies, Africa, Madagascar, Syria, Israel, Iran, Sri Lanka, and coastal southern India. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Require unrestricted space, hence unsuitable for home aquaria. Dichistiidae - (Galjoen fishes) Slightly bulging eyes. Bussing (1998: 293-384) summarizes data on 24 Costa Rican cichlid species; Keith et al. Deeply forked caudal fin. Pseudoscopelus with photophores and sometimes placed in its own family. Distribution: coastal Australia, New Zealand, and Chile. Marine (often brackish); some in freshwater. The cichlids are the most species-rich non-Ostariophysan fish family in freshwaters world-wide, and one of the major vertebrate families, with at least 1300 species and with estimates approaching 1900 species (Kullander, 1998). Relatively deep-bodied. Elongate body; lower jaw protruding. are placed in a new family, Latidae (= former Centropomidae: Latinae) (Ref. (= former Coracinidae) = bristle, odont- (gr.) The sagitta features an anterocaudal pseudocolliculum having a long and thick ventral part which is separated from the crista inferior by a long, deep and sharp furrow (Gaemers, 1985). Juveniles enter fresh water in spring and spend the rest of their lives there. To about 50 cm maximum length. Pseudoscopelus with photophores and sometimes placed in its own family. Maximum length more than 38 cm. Two separate dorsal fins, first short with 7-8 flexible spines, second long with 18 to 29 segmented rays; anal fin long with 1 spine, 17-29 segmented rays; 33-48 vertebrae (Ref. (2000: 146-229) summarize data for 38 cichlid species from French Guiana and adjacent countries; Greenfield & Thomerson (1997:184-206) cover 19 species from Belize Numerous problems of species discrimination remain. Lower jaw projecting; mouth large, oblique to nearly vertical. Dorsal fin long, continuous or divided; 7-23 spines, 12-36 soft rays. All these taxa are herein treated as valid for want of any better option. Scales cycloid; about 64-67 along lateral line. Benthic, making extensive systems of tunnels with numerous exits by burrowing in soft substrates. Hypopterus (1 sp. Dorsal fin continuous, with 6-16 spines and 15-30 soft rays. Higher level names include bujurqui (Peru, most cichlids), acará (Brazil, most cichlids), mochoroca (Venezuela), mojarra (Ecuador, Colombia, throughout Central America), krobia (Surinam), prapra (French Guiana). The unpaired lower pharyngeal toothplate and the opposed upper pharyngeal tooth plates are contained in a muscular sling characterizing labroid fishes. There is a midlateral row of scales with pits and/or grooves. Three spines in anal fin, soft rays usually 13 or 14. All the larger species are used as food fish, within a traditional artisanal and subsistence fishery, and all local markets in the lowland Amazon and Orinoco drainages offer Cichla, Astronotus, and other available species of sizes over 10 cm (Ferreira et al., 1998, for a market survey at Santarém). Branchiostegal rays 7. Hypopterus (1 sp. On the whole it is not satisfactory to have one-third of the Neotropical cichlid fauna without a generic name, illustrating a real problem with the more formalized procedure of naming species, but it could also signify a safeguarding against doubtful species. Branchiostegal rays 6. Soft dorsal fin considerably longer than anal fin. 7463). One lateral line; snout not produced. Pale brown above and cream-colored below, with or without spots; or uniformly pink or red. Distribution: Southern Hemisphere (parts of Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans) and Northern Hemisphere (off Japan, China and Hawaiian Islands). On the whole it is not satisfactory to have one-third of the Neotropical cichlid fauna without a generic name, illustrating a real problem with the more formalized procedure of naming species, but it could also signify a safeguarding against doubtful species. Description: color of back iridescent bluish green; sides silvery, streamlined body with tapered head; no black pigment on front of dorsal fin; lateral line starts high and drops sharply below the second dorsal fin; young fish often have yellow spots like those of the Spanish mackerel. 7463). One of the most important families of tropical marine fishes; fished commercially and for recreation. Pelagic spawners. Family needs more work. Widely forked caudal fin. 94100). Spinous dorsal fin present. Cirrhitidae - (Hawkfishes) 39189). Distinct sagittal crest; pleural ribs present. Distinguished in having a relatively long palatine compared to the length of the vomer; rather than proximal, the post-temporal ventral arm is free from the neurocranium; the posterior portion of the lateral line lacking embedded, tubed scales; long upper jaw in both sexes, surpassing the posterior margin of the orbit; the insertion of the hyomandibula on the neurocranium is shifted posteriorly away from the orbit; the sphenotic bearing a small lateral spine; dorsal arm of the scapula reduced and free from the cleithrum (except Mccoskerichthys and at least one species of Neoclinus); unbranched caudal-fin rays (Ref. Most of these are now recognized in well-diagnosed genera (Kullander, 1986, 1996, Kullander & Hartel, 1997), but several are kept with the generic denomination ‘Cichlasoma’ which is judged better than to include them in genera to which they certainly do not belong. Another source of frustration concerns the generic assignment of Central American taxa, and a few South American taxa, which were excluded from the catch-all genus Cichlasoma by Kullander (1983). Premaxilla and maxilla elongate and slender, firmly fused distally. Lower jaw projecting; mouth large, oblique to nearly vertical. Much of Pellegrin’s efforts with the Neotropical taxa were improved upon by Regan’s series of generic revisions in the next two years (Regan, 1905-1906), which remained the platform for all Neotropical cichlid systematics until the 1980s. Body color usually red or pink. Males are mouthbrooders. Lateral line extending onto caudal fin. Dorsal fin high with long base, origin on head; anal fin with 17 to 22 elements (spines lost); pectoral fins with 16 to 21 rays (Ref. Maximum total length is about 16 cm, most specimens are about 10 - 12.5 cm. Mouth small and highly protrusible; 1 or 2 finger-like postmaxillary processes on dorsoposterior surface of premaxilla; angle of jaw oblique, about 40° to horizontal; dentition variously reduced; premaxillae, vomer, and palatines with or without teeth; caudal fin deeply forked; margin of dorsal and anal fins more or less evenly sloping; third or fourth dorsal-fin spines longest; second or third anal-fin spines longest, remaining spines and rays gradually decreasing in length (except in Dipterygonotus with dorsal fin profile not evenly sloping, last IV-V dorsal-fin spines small and nearly separate, connected only at their bases by membrane, and dorsal-fin rays much longer than these spines); branchiostegal rays 7; scales moderate to small, weakly ctenoid; lateral-line scales 45 to 88; ascending premaxillary process a separate ossification from premaxilla; ethmo-maxillary ligament absent; a separate A1’ section of the adductor mandibulae which Bathydraconidae - (Antarctic dragonfishes) Günther (1868, based on several shorter papers) described and illustrated a large part of the Central American cichlid fauna, followed by Regan (1906-1908). Nostrils tubular, one pair (posterior absent). Pale brown above and cream-colored below, with or without spots; or uniformly pink or red. Vertebrae 27 (10 + 17). Pelvic fins lacking in Parona signata. Bramidae - (Pomfrets) Slightly bulging eyes. Dorsal fin much higher anteriorly in some species. 50 cm) lutjanoid fishes; eye moderately large, its diameter longer than snout length. Vertebrae usually 31 (10 + 21) (Ref. Pectoral fin rays 12-15. Three spines in anal fin, soft rays usually 13 or 14. Vomerine teeth present; palatine teeth present in all except Cryptacanthodes aleutensis. Most species with only small cycloid scales. Have many features in common with the scorpaenids. Found in warm and temperate seas from the very shallow waters to depths of at least 900 m; found on sandy or muddy substrates, among weeds and in coral reefs from tide pools and the surf zone (Ref. About 40 cm maximum length. The fish has a heavy body and broad head that is flattened on the ventral surface. Dorsal fin with more spines than soft rays; all fin rays simple. Description: Oblong to fusiform, moderately compressed, medium-sized to small (to about Feed on small crustaceans and fishes. Most Neotropical cichlids occupy lentic habitats within rivers and streams; but there is also a number of moderately to strongly adapted rheophilic species. Chiefly tropical and subtropical marine; rare in fresh- and brackish water. Lower jaw fringed with a row of cirri. Cichlids are recognized by several unambiguous anatomical synapomorphies. Vertebrae 10-13 abdominal, 23-42 caudal. Bathyclupeidae - (Deep-sea scalyfins) Tropical, benthic. Vertebrae 27 (10 + 17). Scales weakly ctenoid, almost smooth, to strongly ctenoid. A few Neotropical cichlids are recorded from brackish water conditions. Attains about 30 cm maximum length. Spines in dorsal fin 10; soft rays usually 18-23. Cirrhitidae - (Hawkfishes) ), Lates (9 spp.) Trunk lateral line represented by widely spaced pit organs (superficial neuromasts). 3. The species may reach an elevation of 700 meters and penetrate 300 kilometers inland from the coast. Symbiosis between a chaenopsid and a stony coral has been reported from the Caribbean. 7463). Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. Dichistiidae - (Galjoen fishes) The presence of an expanded head of each fourth epibranchial bone (Stiassny, 1981); Short spinous dorsal fin, with 5 spines and 17-20 rays. Anal fin 2 spines. Interrupted lateral line in most species. Anal fin 3 spines; 6- 9 soft rays. Pelvic fins broad or elongate. Fast swimming predators of the waters above the reef and in the open sea. Distribution: cold-temperate north Pacific and northwest Atlantic. Spines in anal fin 2: soft rays 19-38. Caudal-fin rays unbranched. The stomach has an extendible blind pouch (Zihler, 1982) Slightly bulging eyes. Hypopterus (1 sp. The southern limit of the family in South America is not well documented, but may be in the lower Río Negro in Argentina, which river marks the northern limit of Patagonia. Ten flattened spines in dorsal fin; soft rays 12. Most species live in self-made burrows in muddy or fine-sand areas. 7463). Cirrhitidae - (Hawkfishes) No spines in fins. The stomach has a left hand exit to the anterior intestine and the first intestinal loop is on the left side (Zihler, 1982) 27959). The oral jaws are generally highly movable and protrusible, and tooth shape varies greatly, although most Neotropical cichlids have simple, subconical, unicuspid teeth, whereas African cichlids commonly have laterally bicuspid or tricuspid oral teeth. Glossamia) in streams (tropical Pacific Islands) (Ref. The unpaired lower pharyngeal toothplate and the opposed upper pharyngeal tooth plates are contained in a muscular sling characterizing labroid fishes. 4. Vertebrae usually 31 (10 + 21) (Ref. Spelling follows CoF (Eschmeyer, June 2007: Ref.). About 40 cm maximum length. Interrupted lateral line in most species. Because of the varied behavior and often attractive colors and moderate size, cichlids are commonly kept as ornamental fish. Pseudoscopelus with photophores and sometimes placed in its own family. originates on the subocular shelf; supraneural configuration 0/0/0+2/1+1/, /0+0/0+2/1+1/, or /0+0/2/1+1/; epineurals 10-15; procurrent caudal-fin rays typically 7-10; hypurals 1-2 and 3-4 typically fused in all species (except some juveniles); openings in external wall of pars jugularis 2 to 5; colour of sides with or without longitudinal stripes, the caudal fin either without markings, with a blackish blotch on tips of lobes, or with a longitudinal blackish streak in middle of each lobe (Ref. The presence of characteristically shaped and distributed micro-branchiospines on the gill arches (Stiassny, 1981); 94114). CLOFFSCA: Commonly sexually dimorphic. 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fish with high dorsal fin

fish with high dorsal fin

Centropomidae - (Snooks) Only one marine species (rarely brackish) bearing a superficial resemblance to cirrhitids. Body generally compressed, although body shape extremely variable from very deep to fusiform. Dactyloscopidae - (Sand stargazers) Anal fin 2 spines. Distribution: coastal Australia, New Zealand, and Chile. Members of Cepolinae are notably elongate, 48-79 total vertebrae and 55-90 total dorsal-fin soft rays, with the terminal dorsal- and anal-fin soft rays attached to the caudal fin by a membrane (Ref. Dorsal fin long, continuous or divided; 7-23 spines, 12-36 soft rays. Adapt well to aquarium conditions. Deep bodied. 58010) or Centrogenysidae. Dolphinfishes inhabit the surface waters where they feed upon small fishes and other animals. are placed in a new family, Latidae (= former Centropomidae: Latinae) (Ref. The transversus dorsalis anterior muscle is subdivided into four distinct parts (Liem & Greenwood). Lateral line 33-73 scales. Atlantic (tropical to temperate), Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Generally near coral reefs. Pelvic fins absent, pelvic girdle present. Pelvic fin like an inverted bowl, 3-5 soft rays; pelvics very close to each other. Body generally compressed, although body shape extremely variable from very deep to fusiform. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. Branchiostegal rays 6. Swim bladder absent. Anal fin 21-41 soft rays. Relatively deep-bodied. Flat nasal organ devoid of lamellae; lateral line running along base of dorsal fin. Palatines toothless. Spineless dorsal fin in posterior half of the body. Atlantic (tropical to temperate), Indian, and Pacific Oceans. 58418. Most Neotropical cichlids occupy lentic habitats within rivers and streams; but there is also a number of moderately to strongly adapted rheophilic species. Dinolestidae - (Long-finned pike) The presence of an extensive cartilaginous cap on the anterior margin of each second epibranchial bone (Stiassny, 1981); Tropical, benthic. Spines in anal fin 3-15 (generally 3); soft rays 4-15 (a few with 30). Tropical, benthic. Protogynous hermaphrodites, with few dominant males. Scales cycloid; about 64-67 along lateral line. Trunk lateral line represented by widely spaced pit organs (superficial neuromasts). Dorsal fin high with long base, origin on head; anal fin with 17 to 22 elements (spines lost); pectoral fins with 16 to 21 rays (Ref. The latter include many Crenicichla species and the genera Teleocichla and Retroculus, which are distributed mainly in the Brazilian and Guianan highlands. About 1.2 m maximum length. Steindachner (1875) worked on the Thayer expedition collection of Amazonian cichlids, but did not add much beyond the work of Heckel. With a strong hook on the anterior margin of the cleithrum. Anal fin 21-41 soft rays. This implies: Cichlids are distributed in fresh- and brackish waters in Central and South America, Texas (1 species), West Indies, Africa, Madagascar, Syria, Israel, Iran, Sri Lanka, and coastal southern India. No teeth in vomer and palatines. Among Neotropical taxa, lengths range from about 25-30 mm adult size in Apistogramma and Taeniacara, to about 1 meter in Cichla temensis. Inhabits subtropical and temperate nearshore waters; often solitary, demersal over reef substrates (Ref. Pectoral fins very small. Conical or villiform jaw teeth. Chaetodontidae - (Butterflyfishes) On the whole it is not satisfactory to have one-third of the Neotropical cichlid fauna without a generic name, illustrating a real problem with the more formalized procedure of naming species, but it could also signify a safeguarding against doubtful species. (= former Coracinidae) Postcleithrum 1. Body shape quite variable, mostly moderately deep and compressed. Centrarchidae - (Sunfishes) Juveniles enter fresh water in spring and spend the rest of their lives there. With or without orbital and nasal cirri. The oral jaws are generally highly movable and protrusible, and tooth shape varies greatly, although most Neotropical cichlids have simple, subconical, unicuspid teeth, whereas African cichlids commonly have laterally bicuspid or tricuspid oral teeth. Cichlids are known by family or genus-level local names, commonly with an adjective to distinguish well-marked species. Feeds on crustaceans and other invertebrates. Postcleithrum 1. A cordlike ligament stretches from ceratohyal to dentary symphasis. Symbiosis between a chaenopsid and a stony coral has been reported from the Caribbean. Breeding activities highly organized. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific from South Africa to Hawaii and Easter I. One short spine on anal fin; soft rays about 26. Juveniles enter fresh water in spring and spend the rest of their lives there. Dorsal fin with 3 or 4 short, isolated spines preceeding the long, low soft dorsal fin. The latter include many Crenicichla species and the genera Teleocichla and Retroculus, which are distributed mainly in the Brazilian and Guianan highlands. 58418. The oral jaws are generally highly movable and protrusible, and tooth shape varies greatly, although most Neotropical cichlids have simple, subconical, unicuspid teeth, whereas African cichlids commonly have laterally bicuspid or tricuspid oral teeth. Associated with siphonophores, including feeding on them. Pectoral fin rays 12-15. Lower jaw fringed with a row of cirri. Feeds on aquatic insects. 50 cm) lutjanoid fishes; eye moderately large, its diameter longer than snout length. Live specimens with exceedingly beautiful colors. No cirri on nape, may be present elsewhere on head. Vertebrae 10-13 abdominal, 23-42 caudal. Pale brown above and cream-colored below, with or without spots; or uniformly pink or red. Lateral line goes down to ventral surface gradually or abruptly. Distribution: Antarctic and southern South America. Glossamia) in streams (tropical Pacific Islands) (Ref. One short spine on anal fin; soft rays about 26. On the Pacific slope, cichlids are found in a succession of permanent rivers south to the Río Jequetepeque or perhaps even to slightly south of Lima, Peru. Feed on small benthic invertebrates. Dorsal and anal fins with scales. Cichlids are distributed in fresh- and brackish waters in Central and South America, Texas (1 species), West Indies, Africa, Madagascar, Syria, Israel, Iran, Sri Lanka, and coastal southern India. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Require unrestricted space, hence unsuitable for home aquaria. Dichistiidae - (Galjoen fishes) Slightly bulging eyes. Bussing (1998: 293-384) summarizes data on 24 Costa Rican cichlid species; Keith et al. Deeply forked caudal fin. Pseudoscopelus with photophores and sometimes placed in its own family. Distribution: coastal Australia, New Zealand, and Chile. Marine (often brackish); some in freshwater. The cichlids are the most species-rich non-Ostariophysan fish family in freshwaters world-wide, and one of the major vertebrate families, with at least 1300 species and with estimates approaching 1900 species (Kullander, 1998). Relatively deep-bodied. Elongate body; lower jaw protruding. are placed in a new family, Latidae (= former Centropomidae: Latinae) (Ref. (= former Coracinidae) = bristle, odont- (gr.) The sagitta features an anterocaudal pseudocolliculum having a long and thick ventral part which is separated from the crista inferior by a long, deep and sharp furrow (Gaemers, 1985). Juveniles enter fresh water in spring and spend the rest of their lives there. To about 50 cm maximum length. Pseudoscopelus with photophores and sometimes placed in its own family. Maximum length more than 38 cm. Two separate dorsal fins, first short with 7-8 flexible spines, second long with 18 to 29 segmented rays; anal fin long with 1 spine, 17-29 segmented rays; 33-48 vertebrae (Ref. (2000: 146-229) summarize data for 38 cichlid species from French Guiana and adjacent countries; Greenfield & Thomerson (1997:184-206) cover 19 species from Belize Numerous problems of species discrimination remain. Lower jaw projecting; mouth large, oblique to nearly vertical. Dorsal fin long, continuous or divided; 7-23 spines, 12-36 soft rays. All these taxa are herein treated as valid for want of any better option. Scales cycloid; about 64-67 along lateral line. Benthic, making extensive systems of tunnels with numerous exits by burrowing in soft substrates. Hypopterus (1 sp. Dorsal fin continuous, with 6-16 spines and 15-30 soft rays. Higher level names include bujurqui (Peru, most cichlids), acará (Brazil, most cichlids), mochoroca (Venezuela), mojarra (Ecuador, Colombia, throughout Central America), krobia (Surinam), prapra (French Guiana). The unpaired lower pharyngeal toothplate and the opposed upper pharyngeal tooth plates are contained in a muscular sling characterizing labroid fishes. There is a midlateral row of scales with pits and/or grooves. Three spines in anal fin, soft rays usually 13 or 14. All the larger species are used as food fish, within a traditional artisanal and subsistence fishery, and all local markets in the lowland Amazon and Orinoco drainages offer Cichla, Astronotus, and other available species of sizes over 10 cm (Ferreira et al., 1998, for a market survey at Santarém). Branchiostegal rays 7. Hypopterus (1 sp. On the whole it is not satisfactory to have one-third of the Neotropical cichlid fauna without a generic name, illustrating a real problem with the more formalized procedure of naming species, but it could also signify a safeguarding against doubtful species. Branchiostegal rays 6. Soft dorsal fin considerably longer than anal fin. 7463). One lateral line; snout not produced. Pale brown above and cream-colored below, with or without spots; or uniformly pink or red. Distribution: Southern Hemisphere (parts of Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans) and Northern Hemisphere (off Japan, China and Hawaiian Islands). On the whole it is not satisfactory to have one-third of the Neotropical cichlid fauna without a generic name, illustrating a real problem with the more formalized procedure of naming species, but it could also signify a safeguarding against doubtful species. Description: color of back iridescent bluish green; sides silvery, streamlined body with tapered head; no black pigment on front of dorsal fin; lateral line starts high and drops sharply below the second dorsal fin; young fish often have yellow spots like those of the Spanish mackerel. 7463). One of the most important families of tropical marine fishes; fished commercially and for recreation. Pelagic spawners. Family needs more work. Widely forked caudal fin. 94100). Spinous dorsal fin present. Cirrhitidae - (Hawkfishes) 39189). Distinct sagittal crest; pleural ribs present. Distinguished in having a relatively long palatine compared to the length of the vomer; rather than proximal, the post-temporal ventral arm is free from the neurocranium; the posterior portion of the lateral line lacking embedded, tubed scales; long upper jaw in both sexes, surpassing the posterior margin of the orbit; the insertion of the hyomandibula on the neurocranium is shifted posteriorly away from the orbit; the sphenotic bearing a small lateral spine; dorsal arm of the scapula reduced and free from the cleithrum (except Mccoskerichthys and at least one species of Neoclinus); unbranched caudal-fin rays (Ref. Most of these are now recognized in well-diagnosed genera (Kullander, 1986, 1996, Kullander & Hartel, 1997), but several are kept with the generic denomination ‘Cichlasoma’ which is judged better than to include them in genera to which they certainly do not belong. Another source of frustration concerns the generic assignment of Central American taxa, and a few South American taxa, which were excluded from the catch-all genus Cichlasoma by Kullander (1983). Premaxilla and maxilla elongate and slender, firmly fused distally. Lower jaw projecting; mouth large, oblique to nearly vertical. Much of Pellegrin’s efforts with the Neotropical taxa were improved upon by Regan’s series of generic revisions in the next two years (Regan, 1905-1906), which remained the platform for all Neotropical cichlid systematics until the 1980s. Body color usually red or pink. Males are mouthbrooders. Lateral line extending onto caudal fin. Dorsal fin high with long base, origin on head; anal fin with 17 to 22 elements (spines lost); pectoral fins with 16 to 21 rays (Ref. Maximum total length is about 16 cm, most specimens are about 10 - 12.5 cm. Mouth small and highly protrusible; 1 or 2 finger-like postmaxillary processes on dorsoposterior surface of premaxilla; angle of jaw oblique, about 40° to horizontal; dentition variously reduced; premaxillae, vomer, and palatines with or without teeth; caudal fin deeply forked; margin of dorsal and anal fins more or less evenly sloping; third or fourth dorsal-fin spines longest; second or third anal-fin spines longest, remaining spines and rays gradually decreasing in length (except in Dipterygonotus with dorsal fin profile not evenly sloping, last IV-V dorsal-fin spines small and nearly separate, connected only at their bases by membrane, and dorsal-fin rays much longer than these spines); branchiostegal rays 7; scales moderate to small, weakly ctenoid; lateral-line scales 45 to 88; ascending premaxillary process a separate ossification from premaxilla; ethmo-maxillary ligament absent; a separate A1’ section of the adductor mandibulae which Bathydraconidae - (Antarctic dragonfishes) Günther (1868, based on several shorter papers) described and illustrated a large part of the Central American cichlid fauna, followed by Regan (1906-1908). Nostrils tubular, one pair (posterior absent). Pale brown above and cream-colored below, with or without spots; or uniformly pink or red. Vertebrae 27 (10 + 17). Pelvic fins lacking in Parona signata. Bramidae - (Pomfrets) Slightly bulging eyes. Dorsal fin much higher anteriorly in some species. 50 cm) lutjanoid fishes; eye moderately large, its diameter longer than snout length. Vertebrae usually 31 (10 + 21) (Ref. Pectoral fin rays 12-15. Three spines in anal fin, soft rays usually 13 or 14. Vomerine teeth present; palatine teeth present in all except Cryptacanthodes aleutensis. Most species with only small cycloid scales. Have many features in common with the scorpaenids. Found in warm and temperate seas from the very shallow waters to depths of at least 900 m; found on sandy or muddy substrates, among weeds and in coral reefs from tide pools and the surf zone (Ref. About 40 cm maximum length. The fish has a heavy body and broad head that is flattened on the ventral surface. Dorsal fin with more spines than soft rays; all fin rays simple. Description: Oblong to fusiform, moderately compressed, medium-sized to small (to about Feed on small crustaceans and fishes. Most Neotropical cichlids occupy lentic habitats within rivers and streams; but there is also a number of moderately to strongly adapted rheophilic species. Chiefly tropical and subtropical marine; rare in fresh- and brackish water. Lower jaw fringed with a row of cirri. Cichlids are recognized by several unambiguous anatomical synapomorphies. Vertebrae 10-13 abdominal, 23-42 caudal. Bathyclupeidae - (Deep-sea scalyfins) Tropical, benthic. Vertebrae 27 (10 + 17). Scales weakly ctenoid, almost smooth, to strongly ctenoid. A few Neotropical cichlids are recorded from brackish water conditions. Attains about 30 cm maximum length. Spines in dorsal fin 10; soft rays usually 18-23. Cirrhitidae - (Hawkfishes) ), Lates (9 spp.) Trunk lateral line represented by widely spaced pit organs (superficial neuromasts). 3. The species may reach an elevation of 700 meters and penetrate 300 kilometers inland from the coast. Symbiosis between a chaenopsid and a stony coral has been reported from the Caribbean. 7463). Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. Dichistiidae - (Galjoen fishes) The presence of an expanded head of each fourth epibranchial bone (Stiassny, 1981); Short spinous dorsal fin, with 5 spines and 17-20 rays. Anal fin 2 spines. Interrupted lateral line in most species. Anal fin 3 spines; 6- 9 soft rays. Pelvic fins broad or elongate. Fast swimming predators of the waters above the reef and in the open sea. Distribution: cold-temperate north Pacific and northwest Atlantic. Spines in anal fin 2: soft rays 19-38. Caudal-fin rays unbranched. The stomach has an extendible blind pouch (Zihler, 1982) Slightly bulging eyes. Hypopterus (1 sp. The southern limit of the family in South America is not well documented, but may be in the lower Río Negro in Argentina, which river marks the northern limit of Patagonia. Ten flattened spines in dorsal fin; soft rays 12. Most species live in self-made burrows in muddy or fine-sand areas. 7463). Cirrhitidae - (Hawkfishes) No spines in fins. The stomach has a left hand exit to the anterior intestine and the first intestinal loop is on the left side (Zihler, 1982) 27959). The oral jaws are generally highly movable and protrusible, and tooth shape varies greatly, although most Neotropical cichlids have simple, subconical, unicuspid teeth, whereas African cichlids commonly have laterally bicuspid or tricuspid oral teeth. Glossamia) in streams (tropical Pacific Islands) (Ref. The unpaired lower pharyngeal toothplate and the opposed upper pharyngeal tooth plates are contained in a muscular sling characterizing labroid fishes. 4. Vertebrae usually 31 (10 + 21) (Ref. Spelling follows CoF (Eschmeyer, June 2007: Ref.). About 40 cm maximum length. Interrupted lateral line in most species. Because of the varied behavior and often attractive colors and moderate size, cichlids are commonly kept as ornamental fish. Pseudoscopelus with photophores and sometimes placed in its own family. originates on the subocular shelf; supraneural configuration 0/0/0+2/1+1/, /0+0/0+2/1+1/, or /0+0/2/1+1/; epineurals 10-15; procurrent caudal-fin rays typically 7-10; hypurals 1-2 and 3-4 typically fused in all species (except some juveniles); openings in external wall of pars jugularis 2 to 5; colour of sides with or without longitudinal stripes, the caudal fin either without markings, with a blackish blotch on tips of lobes, or with a longitudinal blackish streak in middle of each lobe (Ref. The presence of characteristically shaped and distributed micro-branchiospines on the gill arches (Stiassny, 1981); 94114). CLOFFSCA: Commonly sexually dimorphic. 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