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Ichthyological Research

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 122–141 | Cite as

Anatomical description of the genus Perryena, and proposal to erect a new family for it based on its phylogenetic relationships with related taxa (Scorpaeniformes)

  • Yasuhiro Honma
  • Hisashi Imamura
  • Toshio Kawai
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Abstract

Osteological and myological characters of the genus Perryena are described and the phylogenetic position of the genus is inferred cladistically on the basis of 89 character transformation series, with Perryena representing a branch off a clade comprising the Tetrarogidae, Synanceiidae, Aploactinidae, Congiopodidae, Gnathanacanthidae and Pataecidae, following an initial divergence of the family Apistidae. Perryena is not closely related to Congiopodidae, despite its historical referral to that family. In keeping with the familial rankings given to successive branches of the remaining ingroup, the new family name Perryenidae is proposed for Perryena, here designated as the type genus of the family.

Keywords

Anatomy Perryena leucometopon Perryenidae fam. nov. Phylogenetic relationships Cladistics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We wish to express our sincere thanks to Prof. Mamoru Yabe (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University) for his valuable comments on the manuscript. We are also grateful to T. Iwamoto (CAS), T. Yoshino (formerly URM) and M. McGrouther (AMS) for providing specimens. We also express our thanks to G. S. Hardy (Ngunguru, New Zealand) for English corrections. Finally, the senior author’s (Y.H.) special thanks go to his family and relatives for various assistance during his graduate-school days. This study is partly supported by “Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Asian Core Program—Establishment of research and education network on coastal marine science in Southeast Asia.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Marine Biology and Biodiversity (Systematic Ichthyology)Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido UniversityHakodateJapan
  2. 2.Laboratory of Marine Biology and Biodiversity (Systematic Ichthyology), Faculty of Fisheries SciencesHokkaido UniversityHakodateJapan
  3. 3.Fisheries Science CenterThe Hokkaido University MuseumHakodateJapan

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