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3 May 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese

20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese


This suborder includes a group of tropical, coral reef-dwelling species. Although the group is known worldwide, most species are found in the Indo-west–central Pacific region. The group has been studied extensively and relationships within the group have been discussed by Tyler (1970), Johnson & Washington (1987), Tyler et al. (1989), Guiasu & Winterbottom (1993), Winterbottom (1993), Winterbottom & McLennan (1993), Borden (1998, 1999), Tang et al. (1999), Tyler & Sorbini (1999) and Holcroft & Wiley (2008).


General References

Borden, W.C. 1998. Phylogeny of the unicornfishes (Naso, Acanthuridae) based on soft anatomy. Copeia 1998(1): 104-113

Borden, W.C. 1999. Comparative myology of the unicornfishes, Naso (Acanthuridae, Percomorpha), with implications for phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Morphology 239: 191-224

Guiasu, R.C. & Winterbottom, R. 1993. Osteological evidence for the phylogeny of recent genera of surgeonfishes (Percomorpha, Acanthuridae). Copeia 1993(2): 300-312

Holcroft, N.I. & Wiley, E.O. 2008. Acanthuroid relationships revisited: a new nuclear gene-based analysis that incorporates tetraodontiform representatives. Ichthyological Research 55(3): 274-283

Johnson, D.W. & Washington, B.B. 1987. Larvae of the moorish idol, Zanclus cornutus, including a comparison with other larval acanthuroids. Bulletin of Marine Science 40(3): 494-511

Tang, K.L., Berendzen, P.B., Wiley, E.O., Morrissey, J.F., Winterbottom, R. & Johnson, G.D. 1999. The phylogenetic relationships of the suborder Acanthuroidei (Teleostei: Perciformes) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 11(13): 415-425

Tyler, J.C. 1970. Osteological aspects of interrelationships of surgeon fish genera (Acanthuridae). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 122: 87-124

Tyler, J.C., Johnson, G.D., Nakamura, I. & Collette, B.B. 1989. Morphology of Luvarus imperialis Luvaridae), with a phylogenetic analysis of the Acanthuroidei (Pisces). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 485: 1-78

Tyler, J.C. & Sorbini, L. 1999. Phylogeny of the fossil and Recent genera of fishes of the family Scatophagidae (Squamipinnes). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 23: 353-393

Winterbottom, R. 1993. Myological evidence for the phylogeny of recent genera of surgeonfishes (Percomorpha, Acanthuridae), with comments on the Acanthuroidei. Copeia 1993(1): 21-39

Winterbottom, R. & McLennan, D.A. 1993. Cladogram versatility: evolution and biogeography of acanthuroid fishes. Evolution 47(5): 1557-1571


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
11-Jun-2013 11-Jun-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)