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Table 2 Major species-rich fish families recorded in Lakshadweep Islands

From: Fishes of Lakshadweep archipelago: new records, review and a revised checklist

Family Genera Species % of species richness
1. Labridae 24 59 6.9
2. Pomacentridae 14 52 6.1
3. Serranidae 11 45 5.3
4. Apogonidae 17 32 3.7
5. Carangidae 15 31 3.6
6. Chaetodontidae 04 31 3.6
7. Acanthuridae 05 27 3.3
8. Muraenidae 07 25 2.9
9. Blenniidae 14 23 2.7
10. Gobiidae 16 22 2.6
11. Scaridae 07 21 2.5
12. Lutjanidae 04 21 2.5
13. Lethrinidae 04 17 2.0
14. Scorpaenidae 09 16 1.9
Subtotal 14 151 422 49.3
Others 131 281 434 50.7
Total 145 432 856 100.0