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Ablabys

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Ablabys is a genus of marine ray-finned fishes, waspfishes belonging to the subfamily Tetraroginae, which is classified as part of the family Scorpaenidae, the scorpionfishes and their relatives. The fishes in this genus are found in the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

Taxonomy

Ablabys was first formally described as a genus in 1873 by the German naturalist Johann Jakob Kaup. In 1966 the Australian ichthyologist Gilbert Percy Whitley designated Apistus taenianotus, which had been described by Georges Cuvier in 1829 from the Mascarene Islands,[2] as the type species of the genus.[1] The genus is included in the subfamily Tetraroginae within the Scorpaenidae in the 5th edition of Fishes of the World[3] however other authorities place that subfamily within the stonefish family Synanceiidae,[1] while other authorities classify this subfamily as a family in its own right.[4] The genus name Ablabys derives from the Greek ablabes, which means "harmless", Kaup did not explain this but it may refer to “blunt armament of the head” as this genus has blunter head spines in comparison to related genera.[5]

Species

There are five recognized species are in this genus:[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Genera in the family Tetraroginae". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Species in the genus Ablabys". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. pp. 468–475. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.
  4. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2022). Species of Ablabys in FishBase. February 2022 version.
  5. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara, eds. (10 March 2022). "Order Perciformes (Part 10): Suborder Scorpaenoidei: Families Apistidae, Tetrarogidae, Synanceiidae, Aploacrinidae, Perryenidae, Eschmeyeridae, Pataceidae, Gnathanacanthidae, Congiopodidae and Zanclorhynchidae". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
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Ablabys: Brief Summary

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Ablabys is a genus of marine ray-finned fishes, waspfishes belonging to the subfamily Tetraroginae, which is classified as part of the family Scorpaenidae, the scorpionfishes and their relatives. The fishes in this genus are found in the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

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