Cheimerius

Cheimerius nufar, also known as the Santer seabream, is a species in the family Sparidae found in Red Sea south of the Mossel Bay in South Africa and east to India and Sri Lanka. This species is the only known member of the genus Cheimerius.[1] Unlike other members of the sparid family, C. nufar is gonochoric (does not change sex after birth).[2]

Cheimerius nufar
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Scientific classification
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Cheimerius

Species:
C. nufar
Binomial name
Cheimerius nufar
(Valenciennes, 1830)
Synonyms

Dentex nufar Valenciennes, 1830

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tanaka, F.; Iwatsuki, Y. (2015). "Amamiichthys, a new genus for the sparid fish Cheimerius matsubarai Akazaki 1962, and redescription of the species, with designation of a neotype". Zootaxa. 4007 (2): 195–206. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4007.2.3.
  2. ^ Coscia, I; Chopelet, J; Waples, R S; Mann, B Q; Mariani, S (10 August 2016). "Sex change and effective population size: implications for population genetic studies in marine fish". Heredity. 117 (4): 251–258. doi:10.1038/hdy.2016.50. PMC 5026757. PMID 27507184. Retrieved 5 January 2017.