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Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 48, Issue 10, pp 831-852

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Systematics and phylogeny of fish of the genus Liparis (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes)

  • N. V. ChernovaAffiliated withZoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 

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Abstract

Taxonomic revision of fish of the genus Liparis (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes), whose species inhabit the shelves of the seas of the northern hemisphere, is performed on the basis of a a large collection of material. It is established that the genus, which includes 71 species, represents a monophyletic group. The classification of the genus is elaborated, providing justification of its separation into five subgenera: Neoliparis Steindachner, 1876; Lyoliparis Jordan et Evermann, 1896; Liparis Scopoli, 1777; Lycocara Gill, 1884; and Careliparis Garman, 1892. Keys to species and species groups are provided.