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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: Sciaenidae
Genus: Megalonibea
Species: M. fusca

Megalonibea Chu, Lo & Wu, 1963

Gender: Feminine

Type species: Megalonibea fusca Chu, Lo & Wu, 1963. Type by original designation (also monotypic).

Chu, Y.-T., Lo, Y.-L. & Wu, H.-L. 1963. A study on the classification of the sciaenoid fishes of China, with description of new genera and species. Monographs of fishes of China. Publications Shanghai Fisheries Institute. i–ii + 1–100 pp., 40 pls. Reference page.


Megalonibea and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version, accessed on August 27, 2015.
Megalonibea – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Megalonibea species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2024. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 10/2023.

Megalonibea is a monospecific genus of marine ray-finned fish belonging to the family Sciaenidae, the drums and croakers. Its only species is Megalonibea fusca which is found in the East China Sea.[1] Although recognised as a valid taxon by FishBase,[1] Catalog of Fishes mentions that it may be a synonym of Protonibea, however, as Protonibea was proposed as a genus by Ethelwynn Trewavas in 1973 that name would be a junior synonym of Megalonibea,[2] and it is treated as such by other authors.[3]

Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2023). "Megalonibea fusca" in FishBase. February 2023 version.
Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Genera in the family Sciaenidae". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
Kunio Sasaki (2022). "Family Sciaenidae Croakers, Drums and Cobs". In Phillip C Heemstra; Elaine Heemstra; David A Ebert; Wouter Holleman; John E Randall (eds.). Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean Volume 3 (PDF). South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. pp. 389–414. ISBN 978-1-990951-30-5

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