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Short description: Extinct genus of fishes

Temporal range: Upper Miocene[1]
Lophar miocaenius.jpg
Artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomatomidae
Genus: Lophar
L. miocaenus
Binomial name
Lophar miocaenus
Jordan and Gilbert

Lophar miocaenus is an extinct bony fish[2] almost identical in form to the living bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, differing in its dentition, which consisted of "thick, conical subequal teeth" instead of the sharp, slender teeth and canines seen in bluefish. L. miocaenus lived during the Upper Miocene subepoch of Southern California.[1]

See also

  • Prehistoric fish
  • List of prehistoric bony fish


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 363: 1–560. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. Jordan, David Starr (1920–1921). "The fish fauna of the California Tertiary". Stanford University Series: Biological Sciences 1: 233. 

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