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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea

Familia: Serranidae
Subfamilia: Anthiinae
Genus: Luzonichthys
Species: L. earlei – L. microlepis – L. seaver – L. taeniatus – L. waitei – L. whitleyi – L. williamsi

Luzonichthys Herre, 1936

Type species: Mirolabrichthys waitei Fowler, 1931


Naurua Whitley & Colefax, 1938

Vernacular names

Herre, A. W. C. T., 1936: Notes on fishes in the Zoölogical Museum of Stanford University, V. New or rare Philippine fishes from the Herre 1933 Philippine expedition. Philippine Journal of Science 59 (3): 357–373, Pls. 1-2.


Luzonichthys – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Luzonichthys species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2024. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 10/2023.

Luzonichthys is a genus of marine ray-finned fish in subfamily Anthiinae of the family Serranidae, the groupers and sea basses.[1]

There are currently 8 recognized species in this genus:

Luzonichthys earlei J. E. Randall, 1981 (Earle's splitfin)
Luzonichthys kiomeamea Shepherd, Pinheiro, Phelps, Perez-Matus & Rocha, 2019 (Easter Island splitfin)[2]
Luzonichthys microlepis (J. L. B. Smith, 1955) (Slender splitfin)
Luzonichthys seaver Copus, Ka'apu-Lyons & Pyle, 2015 (Seaver splitfin) [3]
Luzonichthys taeniatus J. E. Randall & J. E. McCosker, 1992 (Striped splitfin)
Luzonichthys waitei (Fowler, 1931) (Waite's splitfin)
Luzonichthys whitleyi (J. L. B. Smith, 1955) (Whitley's splitfin)
Luzonichthys williamsi J. E. Randall & J. E. McCosker, 1992


Randall, J. E.; McCosker, J. E. (1992). "Revision of the fish Genus Luzonichthys (Perciformes: Serranidae: Anthiinae), with Descriptions of Two New Species". Indo-Pacific Fishes. Honolulu: Bishop Museum. 21: 1–21 pp., 8 col.
Bart Shepherd, Hudson T. Pinheiro, Tyler Phelps, Alejandro Perez-Matus and Luiz A. Rocha. 2019. Luzonichthys kiomeamea (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae), A New Species from A Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 33; 17-27.
Copus, J.; Ka'apu-Lyons, C.; Pyle, R. (2015). "Luzonichthys seaver, a new species of Anthiinae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from Pohnpei, Micronesia". Biodiversity Data Journal. 3 (3): e4902. doi:10.3897/bdj.3.e4902. PMC 4411493. PMID 25941454.

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