Molecular Phylogenetics of the Clingfishes (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae)—Implications for Classification

  title={Molecular Phylogenetics of the Clingfishes (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae)—Implications for Classification},
  author={Kevin W. Conway and Cragen D. King and Adam P. Summers and Daemin Kim and Philip A. Hastings and Glenn I. Moore and Samuel P. Igl{\'e}sias and Mark V Erdmann and Carole C. Baldwin and Graham Short and Kyoji Fujiwara and Thomas Trnski and Gary Voelker and Lukas R{\"u}ber},
  pages={886 - 906}
Gobiesocidae are a moderate-sized family (currently 182 species, 51 genera) of predominantly coastal marine fishes, commonly referred to as clingfishes. Depending on the classification adopted, the species and genera of clingfishes are organized either across ten subfamilies, based on a classification scheme introduced in the 1950s (“traditional” classification, comprising Aspasminae, Cheilobranchinae, Chorisochisminae, Diademichthyinae, Diplocrepinae, Gobiesocinae, Haplocylicinae… 
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