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Large kelpfish (C. marmoratus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chironemidae
T. N. Gill, 1862
Genus: Chironemus
G. Cuvier, 1829
Type species
Chironemus georgianus
G. Cuvier, 1829

A kelpfish is a member of the genus Chironemus of perciform fishes in the family Chironemidae, native to coastal Australia and New Zealand.[1]


The name of the genus is from Greek cheir meaning "hands" and nema meaning "thread".


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Chironemidae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). ChironemusSpecies of in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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