genus Seriphus

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Noun1.genus Seriphus - a genus of Sciaenidaegenus Seriphus - a genus of Sciaenidae    
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Sciaenidae, Sciaenidae - warm-water marine fishes including the drums and grunts and croakers and sea trout
queenfish, Seriphus politus, white croaker - silvery and bluish drumfish of shallow California coastal waters
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We describe a new species of the sciaenid genus Seriphus based on this specimen.
FIGURE 2 OMITTED]</p> <pre> Systematic Paleontology Class Actinopterygii (sensu Nelson, 1994) Division Teleostei (sensu Nelson, 1994) Order Perciformes (sensu Johnson and Patterson, 1993) Family Sciaenidae Cuvier, 1829 Subfamily Sciaeninae Gill, 1861 Genus Seriphus Ayres, 1860 Seriphus lavenbergi sp.
The sub-ovate otolith with a subangular ventral margin, ellipitical ostium, and posteroventrally-bent posterior cauda is characteristic of the genus Seriphus.