Antigonia (fish genus)

Taxobox
name = "Antigonia"
fossil_range = fossilrange|55|0
Eocene to Present [cite journal
last = Sepkoski
first = Jack
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title = A compendium of fossil marine animal genera
journal = Bulletins of American Paleontology
volume = 364
issue =
pages = p.560
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location =
date = 2002
url = http://strata.ummp.lsa.umich.edu/jack/showgenera.php?taxon=611&rank=class
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accessdate = 2007-12-31
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image_width = 250px
image_caption = Deepbody boarfish, "Antigonia capros"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Zeiformes
familia = Caproidae
genus = "Antigonia"
genus_authority = Lowe, 1843

Antigonia is a genus of zeiform marine fish belonging to the family Caproidae, of which it composes eleven of the family's twelve species. Antigonia carry the common name boarfish.

Like other zeiform fishes, boarfish have deep and thin bodies. Boarfish are generally small, with only a few species known to reach a maximum total length of 30 centimeters (12 inches). The classification of the boarfishes in the Zeiformes order is uncertain, since they have many perciform characters, for instance in the caudal skeleton. Coloration is usually red or pink.

pecies

* "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.

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