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Family PARAZENIDAE

Little Dories, Parazen, Slender Dories, Smooth Dories


Compiler and date details

7 July 2011 - Dianne J. Bray, John R. Paxton & Jennifer E. Gates

2006 - John R. Paxton, Jennifer E. Gates & Dianne J. Bray

Introduction

The Parazenidae comprise three genera and four species worldwide, with two genera and three species occurring in Australian waters.

Slender and smooth dories are found in tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans on the continental shelf and slope. Maximum length attained is 14 cm.

Tyler et al. (2003) combined the Cyttopsidae and the Parazenidae. The family Parazenidae is distinguished from other zeiform fishes by having pelvic fins with seven or nine rays and no spines. Mead (1957) reviewed the monotypic Parazen. Heemstra (1999) treated some species, including some speices in the Zeidae.

 

General References

Heemstra, P.C. 1999. Families Parazenidae, Macrocyttidae, Zeidae, Grammicolepididae, Caproidae. pp. 2257-2261 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.

Mead, G.W. 1957. An Atlantic record of the zeoid fish Parazen pacificus. Copeia 1957(3): 235-237 fig. 1

Paxton, J.R., Gates, J.E. & Bray, D.J. 2006. Parazenidae. pp. 793-794 in Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp.

Tyler, J.C., O'Toole, B. & Winterbottom, R.W. 2003. Phylogeny of the genera and families of zeiform fishes, with comments on their relationships with tetraodontiforms and caproids. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 618: 1-110

 

Common Name References

Heemstra, P.C. 1999. Families Parazenidae, Macrocyttidae, Zeidae, Grammicolepididae, Caproidae. pp. 2257-2261 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. [2257] (FAO) (Parazen)

Tyler, J.C., O'Toole, B. & Winterbottom, R.W. 2003. Phylogeny of the genera and families of zeiform fishes, with comments on their relationships with tetraodontiforms and caproids. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 618: 1-110 [35] (Slender Dories, Smooth Dories)

 

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)
06-May-2013 06-May-2013 MODIFIED
20-May-2011 20-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)