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Red velvetfish

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The red velvetfish (Gnathanacanthus goetzeei) is a species of marine ray-finned fish, it is the only species in the monotypic genus Gnathanacanthus and monogeneric family Gnathanacanthidae. This species is endemic to the inshore waters of western and southern Australia. Taxonomy The red velvetfish was first formally described in 1855 by the Dutch physician, herpetologist and ichthyologist Pieter Bleeker with the type locality given as the Derwent River near Hobart in Tasmania. Bleeker classified this new species in the monotypic genus Gnathanacanthus. and in 1893 Theodore Gill classified that genus within the monogeneric family Gnathanacanthidae, The 5th edition of Fishes of the World classifies the family within the suborder Scorpaenoidei which in turn is classified within the order Scorpaeniformes. Other authorities place the Scorpaenoidei within the Perciformes. A recent study placed the genus Gnathanacanthus into an expanded stonefish clade, the Synanceiidae, because a
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