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A phylogeny of sparoid fishes (Perciformes, Percoidei) based on morphology

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dc.contributor.author Carpenter, Kent E. en
dc.contributor.author Johnson, G. David en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-29T17:37:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-29T17:37:16Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Carpenter, Kent E. and Johnson, G. David. 2002. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/9750">A phylogeny of sparoid fishes (Perciformes, Percoidei) based on morphology</a>." <em>Ichthyological Research</em>. 49 (2):114&ndash;127. en
dc.identifier.issn 1341-8998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/9750
dc.description.abstract The putative percoid superfamily Sparoidea includes the Nemipteridae, Lethrinidae, Sparidae, and Centracanthidae. Although a rigorous cladistic analysis has never been attempted, two hypotheses regarding relationships among these families have been proposed. One early noncladistic hypothesis considered the Sparidae to be intermediate between the more primitive Nemipteridae and the more derived Lethrinidae. A later nonformal phylogenetic treatment provided evidence for a close relationship between Sparidae and Centranthidae and suggested a closer affinity between the Nemipteridae and Lethrinidae. We examine 54 osteological, ligament, and squamation characters in representatives of all 45 genera of these families and 4 outgroup taxa. The results of our cladistic analysis are congruent with a cladistic interpretation of the earlier hypothesis, with strong support for the phyletic sequence Nemipteridae, Lethrinidae, Sparidae plus Centracanthidae, with placement of centracanthids unresolved with respect to sparid genera. en
dc.relation.ispartof Ichthyological Research en
dc.title A phylogeny of sparoid fishes (Perciformes, Percoidei) based on morphology en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 74606
rft.jtitle Ichthyological Research
rft.volume 49
rft.issue 2
rft.spage 114
rft.epage 127
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 114
dc.citation.epage 127


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