Crenidens

Crenidens is a small genus of one or two species of seabream from the family Sparidae from the western Indian Ocean. It was previously regarded as monotypic, with the sole species being the Karenteen sea bream Crenidens crenidens but the little known Crenidens macracanthus was proposed as separate species in 2013, although it is known from only two specimens.

Crenidens
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Crenidens crenidens
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Crenidens

SpeciesEdit

A single species is currently recognised[1] but a second has been proposed, as well as possibly raising C.c. indicus to specific status.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ N. Bailly (2016). "Crenidens crenidens (Forsskål, 1775)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ Yukio Iwatsuki; James Maclaine (2013). "Validity of Crenidensmacracanthus Günther 1874 (Pisces: Sparidae) from Chennai (Madras), India, with taxonomic statuses of the congeners (abstract)". Ichthyological Research. 60 (3): 241–248. doi:10.1007/s10228-013-0342-2.