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Lutjanus ambiguus  (Poey, 1860)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 550921

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): ambiguous snapper [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderAcanthopterygii   
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderPercoidei   
                                  FamilyLutjanidae  – sea perches, snappers, perches de mer, vivaneaux, fusiliers, pargos y huachinangos  
                                     SubfamilyLutjaninae   
                                        GenusLutjanus Bloch, 1790 – snappers, common snappers  
                                           SpeciesLutjanus ambiguus (Poey, 1860) – ambiguous snapper  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/   
  Reference for: Lutjanus ambiguus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Allen, G. R.   
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title: Snappers of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Cataloque of Lutjanid Species Known to Date   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO Fisheries Synopsis, no. 125, vol. 6   
  Page(s): vi + 208   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-5-102321-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lutjanus ambiguus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Treated as valid by Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes, 2004), but he also notes that some consider it a hybrid. Status comments from Eschmeyer are as follows: "Valid as Lutjanus ambiguus (Poey 1860) -- (Allen 1985:54 [ref. 6843], Cervigón 1992:355 [ref. 23827]). Intergeneric hybrid between Ocyurus chrysurus (Bloch 1791) and Lutjanus synagrus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Loftus 1992 [ref. 21221])"  
 

 

   


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