Louvar

Taxobox
name = Louvar



image_width = 240px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Perciformes
subordo = Acanthuroidei
familia = Luvaridae
genus = "Luvarus"
species = "L. imperialis"
binomial = "Luvarus imperialis"
binomial_authority = Rafinesque, 1810
The louvar or luvar, "Luvarus imperialis", is a species of perciform fish, the only extant species in the genus "Luvarus" and family Luvaridae. Other species and genera are only known from fossils dating back to the Paleogene. It is closely related to the surgeonfish. The juvenile form has a pair of spines near the base of the tail, like the surgeonfish, though they are lost in the adult.

It is a big ellipsoidal fish, growing to two metres in length. It is pink in color and possesses a characteristic bulging forehead.

It is found in surface waters of temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world. It feeds on jellyfish, ctenophores and other soft-bodied planktonic animals.

Extinct Louvar Taxa

* "Luvarus necopinatus"
* "Avitoluvarus sp"
* "Kushlukia sp" (sister taxon of Luvaridae)

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* "Phylogenetic Revision of the Fish Families Luvaridae and †Kushlukiidae (Acanthuroidei), with a New Genus and Two New Species of Eocene Luvarids" [http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/Paleobiology/pdf_lo/SCtP-0081.pdf]


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