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Kyphosus  Lacepède, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 169504

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Segutilum Whitley, 1931
    Pimelepterus Lacepède, 1802
  Common Name(s): rudderfishes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassOsteichthyes  – bony fishes, poissons osseux, osteíceto, peixe ósseo  
                      ClassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                         SubclassNeopterygii  – neopterygians  
                                  OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                        FamilyKyphosidae  – pilotfishes, rudderfishes, sea chubs, chopas, kyphoses  
                                           SubfamilyKyphosinae  – rudderfishes  
                                              GenusKyphosus Lacepède, 1801 – rudderfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Kyphosus analogus (Gill, 1862) – blue-bronze chub, chopa rayada, salema 
                                                 Species Kyphosus bigibbus Lacepède, 1801 – striped drummer 
                                                 Species Kyphosus cinerascens (Forsskål, 1775) – bluefish, rudderfish, bluefish, rudderfish 
                                                 Species Kyphosus cornelii (Whitley, 1944)  
                                                 Species Kyphosus elegans (Peters, 1869) – chopa, chopa, chopa de Cortés, Cortez sea chub 
                                                 Species Kyphosus gallveii (Cunningham, 1910)  
                                                 Species Kyphosus hawaiiensis Sakai and Nakabo, 2004  
                                                 Species Kyphosus incisor (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831) – yellow chub, chopa amarilla 
                                                 Species Kyphosus lembus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831)  
                                                 Species Kyphosus lutescens (Jordan and Gilbert, 1882) – chopa de Revillagigedo, Revillagigedo sea chub 
                                                 Species Kyphosus pacificus Sakai and Nakabo, 2004  
                                                 Species Kyphosus sectator (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                                 Species Kyphosus sydneyanus (Günther, 1886) – silver drummer 
                                                 Species Kyphosus vaigiensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825) – lowfinned drummer 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Kyphosus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Kyphosus   
  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: Kyphosus   
  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: Kyphosus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Kyphosus   

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