Caproidae

Taxobox
name = Boarfishes



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Deepbody boarfish, "Antigonia capros"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Zeiformes
familia = Caproidae
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = "Antigonia" "Capros" See text for species.

Boarfishes are a small family, Caproidae, of marine fishes comprising two genera and twelve species. They are usually placed in the order Zeiformes with the dories, but this placement is uncertain, since boarfishes have many perciform characters, for instance in the caudal skeleton. Boarfishes are native to the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans.

Like other zeiform fishes, boarfishes have deep and thin bodies. Boarfishes are generally small, with only a few species known to reach a maximum total length of 30 centimeters (12 inches). Coloration is usually red or pink.

The earliest identified caproid fossils date to the middle Oligocene epoch of the middle Tertiary period, or roughly 20 to 30 million years ago.

Species

* Genus "Antigonia"
** "Antigonia aurorosea" Parin & Borodulina, 1986.
** Deepbody boarfish, "Antigonia capros" Lowe, 1843.
** Shortspine boarfish, "Antigonia combatia" Berry & Rathjen, 1959.
** "Antigonia eos" Gilbert, 1905.
** "Antigonia indica" Parin & Borodulina, 1986.
** "Antigonia malayana" Weber, 1913.
** Rhomboidal boarfish, "Antigonia rhomboidea" McCulloch, 1915.
** Indo-Pacific boarfish, "Antigonia rubescens" (Günther, 1860).
** "Antigonia rubicunda" Ogilby, 1910.
** "Antigonia saya" Parin & Borodulina, 1986.
** "Antigonia xenolepis" Parin & Borodulina, 1986.
* Genus "Capros"
** "Capros aper" (Linnaeus, 1758).

ee also

* Some fish of the family Pentacerotidae family (order Perciformes) are also called boarfish.

References

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