Brown meagres Sciaena umbra, copyright Christophe Quintin.

Belongs within: Sciaenidae.

The Sciaenini are sciaenid fishes with a single-chambered swim bladder lacking diverticula, and lacking a perforate chin barbel (Darovec 1983).

|--Leiostomus xanthurus Lacépède 1802D83, K-M02
|--Equetus Rafinesque 1815D83
| |--E. lanceolatus (Linnaeus 1758) [=Chaetodon lanceolatus, Eques lanceolatus]D83
| `--E. punctatus (Bloch & Schneider 1801)D83
|--Pareques Gill 1876D83
| |--P. acuminatus (Bloch & Schneider 1801) [=Eques acuminatus]D83
| `--P. umbrosus (Jordan & Eigenmann 1889) (see below for synonymy)D83
| |--L. breviceps Cuvier 1830D83
| |--L. fasciatus Holbrook 1855D83
| `--L. ignotus (Smirnov 1936)P93
`--Sciaena Linnaeus 1758L58
|--S. aquilaRD-O86
|--S. cappa Linnaeus 1758L58
|--S. cirrosa Linnaeus 1758L58
|--S. dussumieri (Valenciennes 1833) [=Umbrina dussumieri]M58
|--S. lepisma Linnaeus 1758L58
|--S. neglecta Ramsay & Douglas-Ogilby 1886RD-O86
|--S. umbra Linnaeus 1758L58
`--S. unimaculata Linnaeus 1758L58

Pareques umbrosus (Jordan & Eigenmann 1889) [=Eques acuminatus umbrosus, Equetus umbrosus, Pareques acuminatus umbrosus]D83

*Type species of generic name indicated


[D83] Darovec, J. E. 1983. Sciaenid fishes (Osteichthyes: Perciformes) of western penisular Florida. Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises 6 (3): 1–73.

[K-M02] Klein-MacPhee, G. 2002. Croakers, drums, and weakfishes. Family Sciaenidae. In: Collette, B. B., & G. Klein-MacPhee (eds) Bigelow and Schroeder’s Fishes of the Gulf of Maine 3rd ed. pp. 435–446. Smithsonian Institute Press: Washington.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[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).

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

[RD-O86] Ramsay, E. P., & J. Douglas-Ogilby. 1886. On an undescribed Sciaena from the New South Wales coast. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (3): 941–942.

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