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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Trachinoidei
Familia: Cheimarrichthyidae
Genera: Cheimarrichthys


  • Imamura, H.; Matsuura, K. 2003: Redefinition and phylogenetic relationships of the family Pinguipedidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyological research, 50: 259-269. doi: 10.1007/s10228-003-0167-5
  • Imamura, H. & Odani, K.; 2012: An overview of the phylogenetic relationships of the suborder Trachinoidei (Acanthomorpha: Perciformes). Ichthyological Research, published online: 24 August 2012, doi: 10.1007/s10228-012-0304-0 . reference page 
  • McDowall, R.M. 1973: Relationships and taxonomy of the New Zealand torrent fish, Cheimarrichthys fosteri Haast (Pisces: Mugiloididae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 3: 199–217.
  • McDowall, R.M. 2000: Biogeography of the New Zealand torrentfish, Cheimarrichthys fosteri (Teleostei: Pinguipedidae): a distribution driven mostly by ecology and behaviour. Environmental biology of fishes, 58: 119–131. doi: 10.1023/A:1007666014842


  • Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase, version (02/2006). [1]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: torrentfish