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Opistognathus  Cuvier, 1816
Taxonomic Serial No.: 170925

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Gnathypops Gill, 1862
    Merogymnus Ogilby, 1908
  Common Name(s): spotfin jawfishes [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  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                  FamilyOpistognathidae  – jawfishes, smilers, bocones, tout-en-gueule  
                                     GenusOpistognathus Cuvier, 1816 – spotfin jawfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus aurifrons (Jordan and Thompson, 1905) – yellowhead jawfish, guardian cabeziamarillo, bocón cabeza amarilla 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus brasiliensis Smith-Vaniz, 1997  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus castelnaui Bleeker, 1860  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus cuvierii Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1836  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus darwiniensis Macleay, 1878  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus decorus Smith-Vaniz and Yoshino, 1985  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus dendriticus (Jordan and Richardson, 1908) – tabangka 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus evermanni (Jordan and Snyder, 1902)  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus eximius (Ogilby, 1908) – harlequin smiler 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus fenmutis Acero P. and Franke, 1993  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus galapagensis Allen and Robertson, 1991  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus gilberti Böhlke, 1967 – yellow jawfish, yellow jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus hongkongiensis Chan, 1968  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus hopkinsi (Jordan and Snyder, 1902)  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus inornatus Ramsay and Ogilby, 1887  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus iyonis (Jordan and Thompson, 1913)  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus jacksoniensis Macleay, 1881  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus latitabundus (Whitley, 1937)  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus leprocarus Smith-Vaniz, 1997  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus liturus Smith-Vaniz and Yoshino, 1985  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus lonchurus Jordan and Gilbert, 1882 – moustache jawfish, guardian verdoso, bocón bigote 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus macrognathus Poey, 1860 – banded jawfish, longjaw jawfish, spotfin jawfish, guardian bocón 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus macrolepis Peters, 1866  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus margaretae Smith-Vaniz, 1984  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus maxillosus Poey, 1860 – mottled jawfish, guardian jaspeado, bocón moteado 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus megalepis Smith-Vaniz, 1972 – bocón escamón, largescale jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus melachasme Smith-Vaniz, 1972 – yellowmouth jawfish, megabocón, megamouth jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus mexicanus Allen and Robertson, 1991 – bocón mexicano, Mexican jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus muscatensis Boulenger, 1888 – jawfish, jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus nigromarginatus Rüppell, 1830 – moustached jawfish, bridled jawfish, moustached jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus nothus Smith-Vaniz, 1997 – yellowmouth jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus panamaensis Allen and Robertson, 1991  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus papuensis Bleeker, 1868  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus punctatus Peters, 1869 – bocón punteado, finespotted jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus reticulatus (McKay, 1969)  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus rhomaleus Jordan and Gilbert, 1882 – bocón gigante, giant jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus robinsi Smith-Vaniz, 1997 – spotfin jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus rosenbergii Bleeker, 1857  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus rosenblatti Allen and Robertson, 1991 – bluespotted jawfish, bocón manchas azules 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus scops (Jenkins and Evermann, 1889) – bocón ocelado, bullseye jawfish 
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus signatus Smith-Vaniz, 1997  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus solorensis Bleeker, 1853  
                                        SpeciesOpistognathus whitehursti (Longley, 1927) – dusky jawfish, guardian escamudo, bocón prieto 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Opistognathus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Opistognathus   
  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: Opistognathus   
  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: Opistognathus   
  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: Opistognathus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.   
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: A List of Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada, Fourth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 12   
  Page(s): 174   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-09-1   
  Reference for: Opistognathus   

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