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Pontinus  Poey, 1860
Taxonomic Serial No.: 166798

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Merinthe Snyder, 1904
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderScorpaeniformes  – chabots, rascasses, mail-cheeked fishes, scorpion fishes, sculpins  
                                  FamilyScorpaenidae  – firefishes, goblinfishes, rockfishes, scorpionfishes, escorpiones y rocotes, rascasses, scorpènes, scorpénidés  
                                     GenusPontinus Poey, 1860  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesPontinus accraensis Norman, 1935 – rockfish 
                                        SpeciesPontinus castor Poey, 1860 – longsnout scorpionfish, rascacio de lo alto 
                                        SpeciesPontinus clemensi Fitch, 1955  
                                        SpeciesPontinus corallinus Miranda Ribeiro, 1903  
                                        SpeciesPontinus dubius Steindachner, 1902  
                                        SpeciesPontinus furcirhinus Garman, 1899 – lapón rojo, red scorpionfish 
                                        SpeciesPontinus helena Eschmeyer, 1965  
                                        SpeciesPontinus hexanema (Günther, 1880)  
                                        SpeciesPontinus kuhlii (Bowdich, 1825) – rockfish 
                                        SpeciesPontinus leda Eschmeyer, 1969  
                                        SpeciesPontinus longispinis Goode and Bean, 1896 – longspine scorpionfish, lapón mariposa 
                                        SpeciesPontinus macrocephalus (Sauvage, 1882)  
                                        SpeciesPontinus nematophthalmus (Günther, 1860) – spinythroat scorpionfish, lapón aleta baja 
                                        SpeciesPontinus nigerimum Eschmeyer, 1983  
                                        SpeciesPontinus nigropunctatus (Günther, 1868)  
                                        SpeciesPontinus rathbuni Goode and Bean, 1896 – highfin scorpionfish 
                                        SpeciesPontinus rhodochrous (Günther, 1872)  
                                        SpeciesPontinus sierra (Gilbert, 1890) – lapón manchado, speckled scorpionfish 
                                        SpeciesPontinus strigatus Heller and Snodgrass, 1903  
                                        SpeciesPontinus tentacularis (Fowler, 1938)  
                                        SpeciesPontinus vaughani Barnhart and Hubbs, 1946 – lapón lomo manchado, spotback scorpionfish 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 22-Oct-2005, website (version 17-Oct-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Reference for: Pontinus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pontinus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.   
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Pontinus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Pontinus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Pontinus   

 Geographic Information
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