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Genera in the family or subfamily Malacanthidae: [ 12 ] records


Asymmetrurus Clark [E.] & Ben-Tuvia [A.] 1973:68 Masc. Asymmetrurus oreni Clark & Ben-Tuvia 1973. Not available; two included species without type designation after 1930 (Art. 13.3). Apparently made available by Dooley 1978:13, 62-64 [ref. 5499], who provides a description and type designation, as a subgenus of Hoplolatilus; if Dooley was first, then the genus dates to Dooley 1978 with type as above. •Synonym of Hoplolatilus Günther 1887, but a valid subgenus Asymmetrurus -- (Randall & Dooley 1974:458 [ref. 5336], Dooley & Jimenez 2008:77 [ref. 29662]). Current status: Synonym of Hoplolatilus Günther 1887. Malacanthidae: Malacanthinae.

Branchiostegus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1815:86 Masc. Coryphaenoides hottuynii Lacepède 1801 (= Coryphaena japonica Houttuyn 1782). Type by being a replacement name. As "Branchiostegus L. [sic for R.=Rafinesque] Coryphaenoides Lac." Available replacement name for Coryphaenoides Lacepède 1801 (not of Gunner). Regarded as the family Branchiostegidae by some authors. •Valid as Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815 -- (Dooley & Paxton 1975 [ref. 7419], Dooley 1978:30 [ref. 5499], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:151 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:613 [ref. 5660], Dooley & Kailola 1988 [ref. 7299], Paxton et al. 1989:565 [ref. 12442], Imamura 2000:219 [ref. 24799], Dooley 1999:2633 [ref. 24837], Paxton et al. 2006:1127 [ref. 28995], Shinohara et al. 2011:49 [ref. 31715], Dooley & Iwatsuki 2012:32 [ref. 31853] in Branchiostegidae, Hiramatsu & Yoshina 2012:41 [ref. 32026], Fricke et al. 2018:177 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:80 [ref. 36273], Hiramatsu et al. 2019:133 [ref. 36928]). Current status: Valid as Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815. Malacanthidae: Latilinae.

Caulolatilus Gill [T. N.] 1862:240 Masc. Latilus chrysops Valenciennes 1833. Type by monotypy. •Valid as Caulolatilus Gill 1862 -- (Dooley 1978:14 [ref. 5499], Dooley 1981 [ref. 5496], Marino & Dooley 1982:152 [ref. 5498], Imamura 2000:219 [ref. 24799], Dooley 2003:1399 [ref. 27086], Lea & Feeney 2013:[1] [ref. 32940], Robertson et al. 2017:86 [ref. 35676]). Current status: Valid as Caulolatilus Gill 1862. Malacanthidae: Latilinae.

Coryphaena Houttuyn [M.] 1782:315 Fem. Coryphaena japonica Houttuyn 1782. Type by monotypy. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Coryphaena Linnaeus 1758, replaced by Coryphaenoides Lacepède 1801 (preoccupied) and Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815. •Synonym of Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815 -- (Dooley 1978:31 [ref. 5499], Dooley & Kailola 1988:250 [ref. 7299], Gomon et al. 1994:590 [ref. 22532]). Current status: Synonym of Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815. Malacanthidae: Latilinae.

Coryphaenoides Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801:219, 220 Masc. Coryphaenoides houttuyni Lacepède 1801 (= Coryphaena japonica Houttuyn 1782). Type by monotypy. Originally spelled Coryphenoïdes on p. 219 and Coryphænoïdes on p. 220. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Coryphaenoides Gunnerus 1765. Replaced by Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815. Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:262 (vol. 8) [ref. 30473] as Coryphænoïdes. •Synonym of Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815 -- (Dooley 1978:31 [ref. 5499], Dooley & Kailola 1988:250 [ref. 7299]). Current status: Synonym of Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815. Malacanthidae: Latilinae.

Dekaya Cooper [J. G.] 1863:70 Fem. Dekaya anomala Cooper 1863. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Caulolatilus Gill 1862 -- (Dooley 1978:14 [ref. 5499]). Current status: Synonym of Caulolatilus Gill 1862. Malacanthidae: Latilinae.

Dikellorhynchus Smith [J. L. B.] 1956:54 Masc. Dikellorhynchus incredibilis Smith 1956. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Malacanthus Cuvier 1829 -- (Dooley 1978:54 [ref. 5499]). Current status: Synonym of Malacanthus Cuvier 1829. Malacanthidae: Malacanthinae.

Hoplolatilus Günther [A.] 1887:550 Masc. Latilus fronticinctus Günther 1887. Type by monotypy. •Valid as Hoplolatilus Günther 1887 -- (Randall & Dooley 1974 [ref. 5336], Dooley 1978:62 [ref. 5499], Klausewitz et al. 1978 [ref. 5337], Fricke 1981:117 [ref. 30500], Randall 1981 [ref. 5495], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:152 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:614 [ref. 5660], Paxton et al. 1989:566 [ref. 12442], Allen & Kuiter 1989 [ref. 13504], Earle & Pyle 1997:382 [ref. 22771], Dooley 1999:2637 [ref. 24837], Imamura 2000:219 [ref. 24799], Paxton et al. 2006:1128 [ref. 28995], Allen 2007:101 [ref. 29223], Dooley & Jimenez 2008:78 [ref. 29662], Satapoomin 2009:111 [ref. 30463], Allen et al. 2010:172 [ref. 30989], Motomura et al. 2017:102 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:177 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:81 [ref. 36273], Allen & Erdmann 2019:1 [ref. 36522], Fricke et al. 2019:142 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Hoplolatilus Günther 1887. Malacanthidae: Malacanthinae.

Latilus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:368 Masc. Latilus argentatus Cuvier 1830. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Bleeker 1876:280 [ref. 447]. •Synonym of Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815 -- (Dooley 1978:31 [ref. 5499], Dooley & Kailola 1988:250 [ref. 7299]). Current status: Synonym of Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815. Malacanthidae: Latilinae.

Lopholatilus Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1879:205 Masc. Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps Goode & Bean 1879. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Valid as Lopholatilus Goode & Bean 1879 -- (Dooley 1978:47 [ref. 5499], Marino & Dooley 1982:152 [ref. 5498], Imamura 2000:219 [ref. 24799], Dooley 2003:1399 [ref. 27086]). Current status: Valid as Lopholatilus Goode & Bean 1879. Malacanthidae: Latilinae.

Malacanthus Cuvier [G.] 1829:264 Masc. Coryphaena plumieri Bloch 1786. Type by monotypy; other species mentioned in synonymy. •Valid as Malacanthus Cuvier 1829 -- (Dooley 1978:54 [ref. 5499], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:152 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:614 [ref. 5660], Paxton et al. 1989:566 [ref. 12442], Dooley 1999:2636 [ref. 24837], Dooley 2003:1398 [ref. 27086], Paxton et al. 2006:1128 [ref. 28995], Allen 2007:101 [ref. 29223], Satapoomin 2009:112 [ref. 30463], Trnski 2015:1235 [ref. 34198], Fricke et al. 2018:177 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:81 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:142 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Malacanthus Cuvier 1829. Malacanthidae: Malacanthinae.

Oceanops Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1906:277 Masc. Labrus latovittatus Lacepède 1801. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Malacanthus Cuvier 1829 -- (Dooley 1978:54 [ref. 5499]). Current status: Synonym of Malacanthus Cuvier 1829. Malacanthidae: Malacanthinae.