Cheekveil Longfin, Plesiops genaricus Mooi & Randall 1991

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Cheekveil Longfin, Plesiops genaricus Mooi & Randall 1991

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Northern Great Barrier Reef to Southport, Queensland. Inhabits shallow reefs, especially coral reef flats.

Species Citation

Plesiops genaricus Mooi & Randall 1991, Copeia 1991(2): 384, figs 3, 5B, 6B, 8-9. Type locality: outside lagoon, One Tree Island, Queensland.


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Cheekveil Longfin, Plesiops genaricus Mooi & Randall 1991


Johnson, J.W., 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2):709-762.

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3) 

Mooi, R.D. 1995. Revision, phylogeny, and discussion of biology and biogeography of the fish genus Plesiops (Perciformes: Plesiopidae). Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions 159: 1-107 

Mooi, R.D. 1999. Families Plesiopidae, Notograptidae. pp. 2586-2587 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790.

Mooi, R.D. & Randall, J.E. 1991. Three new species of the genus Plesiops (Teleostei : Plesiopidae) from tropical Australian and adjacent seas. Copeia 1991(2): 373-386 

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2 (as Plesiops sp.)

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CAAB Code:37316019

Depth:0-10 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8.2 cm SL

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