Sciaenops Gill 1863 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae

Parent taxon: Sciaenidae according to G. Carnevale and S. J. Godfrey 2018

See also Fitch and Lavenberg 1983, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Purdy et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Pseudoeleginus

Subtaxa: Sciaenops ocellata Sciaenops ocellatus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore


• Quaternary of United States (2: South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (3: Maryland, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

Total: 7 collections including 9 occurrences

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