Long-finned batfishes Platax teira, copyright Tchami.

Belongs within: Percomorpharia.

The Ephippiformes are deep-bodied, laterally compressed fishes found in tropical and subtropical oceans.

    |--DrepaneND13 [DrepaneidaeB-RB13]
    |    |--D. africana Osório 1892LD09
    |    |--D. longimana (Bloch & Schneider 1801)H01
    |    `--D. punctata (Linnaeus 1758) [=Chaetodon punctatus, Harpochirus punctatus]M58
    `--Ephippidae [Chaetodipteridae, Rhinoprenidae]ND13
         |--Chaetodipterus faberND13
         |--Eoplatax papilio (Volta 1796)P93
         |--Archaephippus asper (Volta 1796)P93
         |--Platax [Platacidae]ND13
         |    |--P. novaemaculatusG75
         |    |--P. orbicularis (Forskål 1775) (see below for synonymy)M58
         |    |--P. pinnatus (Linnaeus 1758) [=Chaetodon pinnatus]M58
         |    `--P. teira (Forsskål 1775) [=Chaetodon teira; incl. P. gaimardi Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831]M58

Platax orbicularis (Forskål 1775) [=Chaetodon orbicularis; incl. P. anagon Thiollière 1857, P. arthriticus Bleeker 1868, P. batavianus Bleeker 1877, P. blochii Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831, P. expansus Thiollière 1857, P. leschenaldi Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831, P. vespertilio Bleeker 1859]M58

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B-RB13] Betancur-R., R., R. E. Broughton, E. O. Wiley, K. Carpenter, A. López, C. Li, N. I. Holcroft, D. Arcila, M. Sanciangco, J. C. Cureton, II, F. Zhang, T. Buser, M. A. Campbell, J. A. Ballesteros, A. Roa-Varon, S. Willis, W. C. Borden, T. Rowley, P. C. Reneau, D. J. Hough, G. Lu, T. Grande, G. Arratia & G. Ortí. 2013. The tree of life and a new classification of bony fishes. PLoS Currents Tree of Life April 18 2013. doi: 10.1371/currents.tol.53ba26640df0ccaee75bb165c8c26288.

[G75] Grant, E. M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. The Co-ordinator-General’s Department: Brisbane (Australia).

[H01] Heemstra, P. C. 2001. Drepanidae. Sicklefishes. In: Carpenter, K. E., & V. H. Niem (eds) FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific vol. 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae) pp. 3221–3223. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Rome.

[LD09] Li, B., A. Dettaï, C. Cruaud, A. Couloux, M. Desoutter-Meniger & G. Lecointre. 2009. RNF213, a new nuclear marker for acanthomorph phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50: 345–363.

[M58] Munro, I. S. R. 1958. The fishes of the New Guinea region: a check-list of the fishes of New Guinea incorporating records of species collected by the Fisheries Survey Vessel “Fairwind” during the years 1948 to 1950. Papua and New Guinea Agricultural Journal 10 (4): 97–369 (reprinted: 1958. Territory of Papua and New Guinea Fisheries Bulletin no. 1).

[ND13] Near, T. J., A. Dornburg, R. I. Eytan, B. P. Keck, W. L. Smith, K. L. Kuhn, J. A. Moore, S. A. Price, F. T. Burbrink, M. Friedman & P. C. Wainwright. 2013. Phylogeny and tempo of diversification in the superradiation of spiny-rayed fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 110 (31): 12738–12743.

[P93] Patterson, C. 1993. Osteichthyes: Teleostei. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 621–656. Chapman & Hall: London.

[R13] Regan, C. T. 1913. The classification of the percoid fishes. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 8, 12: 111–145.

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