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Family BEMBRIDAE

Deepwater Flatheads


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Douglass F. Hoese

Introduction

The Bembridae comprise five genera and about 10 species (Nelson 2006). Three species are known from Australia. Bembrids are found on the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope of the Indo-west Pacific region. Maximum size is 30 cm.

Imamura (1996) separated the family from the Platycephalidae, and Imamura & Knapp (1998) reviewed the genus Bembras. Poss (1999) provided a key to species.

 

General References

Imamura, H. 1996. Phylogeny of the family Platycephalidae and related taxa (Pisces: Scorpaeniformes). Species Diversity 1(2): 123-233

Imamura, H. & Knapp, L.W. 1998. Review of the genus Bembras Cuvier, 1829 (Scorpaeniformes: Bembridae) with description of three new species from Australia and Indonesia. Ichthyological Research 45(2): 165-178

Nelson, J.S. 2006. Fishes of the World. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 601 pp.

Poss, S.G. 1999. Family Bembridae. pp. 2383-2384 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 2069-2790 pp.

 

Common Name References

Poss, S.G. 1999. Family Bembridae. pp. 2383-2384 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 2069-2790 pp. [2383] (FAO) (Deepwater Flatheads)

 

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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)