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Ichthyological Research

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 264–274 | Cite as

Phylogenetic position of the family Trichodontidae (Teleostei: Perciformes), with a revised classification of the perciform suborder Cottoidei

  • Hisashi Imamura
  • Shigeru M. Shirai
  • Mamoru Yabe
Article

Abstract

The phylogenetic relationships of the family Trichodontidae and suborder Cottoidei (and zoarcoid Bathymasteridae) are reconstructed morphologically. The monophyly of the Trichodontidae, Cottoidei, and Zoarcoidei is unambiguously supported by 14 synapomorphies, including 1 newly recognized (and also 4 synapomorphies when ACCTRAN is accepted). It is assumed that the Trichodontidae is deeply nested within the Cottoidei, and the family and Cottoidea plus Cyclopteroidea have a sister relationship, supporting a previously inferred molecular phylogenetic hypothesis. We propose that the Trichodontidae is placed into the cottoid superfamily Trichodontoidea.

Key words

Trichodontidae Phylogenetic position Cottoidei Monophyly Classification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hisashi Imamura
    • 1
  • Shigeru M. Shirai
    • 2
  • Mamoru Yabe
    • 3
  1. 1.The Hokkaido University MuseumHokkaidoJapan
  2. 2.Japan Sea National Fisheries Research InstituteFisheries Research AgencyNiigataJapan
  3. 3.Laboratory of Marine Biodiversity, Graduate School of Fisheries SciencesHokkaido UniversityHokkaidoJapan

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