Hapalogenys

Hapalogenys is the only genus in the family Hapalogenyidae, the barbeled grunters,. The species of this genus are found in depths between 30 and 230 m in coastal areas and river mouths from the shores of southern Japan to the Bay of Bengal and Northwestern Australia.[1]

Hapalogenys
Belted beard grunt Hapalogenys mucronatus.jpg
Broad-banded Velvetchin (H. analis)
Scientific classification
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Hapalogenyidae

Genus:
Hapalogenys

Type species
Hapalogenys nitens
J. Richardson, 1844

Recent studies have shown they are closely related to the family Lobotidae.[2]

SpeciesEdit

There are currently eight recognized species in this genus:[1][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). Species of Hapalogenys in FishBase. May 2018 version.
  2. ^ Jeffrey M. Leis & Anthony C. Gill: Tigerfishes, Tripletails, and Velvetchins form a clade: Morphological evidence from adults and larvae.
  3. ^ a b Mohapatra, A., Ray, D. & Kumar, V. (2013): A new fish species of the Genus Hapalogenys (Perciformes: Hapalogenyidae) from the Bay of Bengal, India. Zootaxa, 3718 (4): 367–377.

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