Family Alepocephalidae - Slickheads
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 19 | Species : 98 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: eastern Atlantic, western Indian and eastern and western Pacific Oceans. Usually small teeth. Long and numerous gill rakers. No shoulder sac apparatus. 5-13 branchiostegal rays. Most common in depths below 1000 m.
  Etymology
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Greek, alepos, -os, -os = without scales + Greek, kephale = head ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Alepocephali | Alepocephaliformes | Alepocephalidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Alepocephalidae as currently in FishBase

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus bairdii Goode & Bean, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Alepocephalus bairdi Goode & Bean, 1879
synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus giardi Köhler, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
Alepocephalus agassizii Goode & Bean, 1883
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Alepocephalus agassizi Goode & Bean, 1883
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus umbriceps Jordan & Thompson, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
! Bathytroctes antipodiana Parrott, 1948
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Alepocephalus melas de Buen, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal1
Alepocephalus dentifer Sazonov & Ivanov, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Alepocephalus longirostris Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Alepocephalus triangularis Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Grimatroctes microlepis (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Bathytroctes grimaldii Zugmayer, 1911
synonymjuniororiginal1
Grimatroctes grimaldi (Zugmayer, 1911)
synonymjuniornew
Grimatroctes grimaldii (Zugmayer, 1911)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bellocia macrolepis (Günther, 1887)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Bellocia koefoedi (Parr, 1951)
synonymjuniornew
Nomoctes koefoedi (Parr, 1951)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lepogenys squamosus (Alcock, 1890)
synonymseniornew
Grimatroctes bullisi (non Grey, 1958)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bellocia michaelsarsi (Koefoed, 1927)
synonymseniornew
Nomoctes michaelsarsi (Koefoed, 1927)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Bellocia pappenheimi (Fowler, 1934)
synonymseniornew
Nomoctes pappenheimi (Fowler, 1934)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Bathytroctes elegans Sazonov & Ivanov, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bathytroctes oligolepis (non Krefft, 1970)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus copei Gill, 1884
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Aleposomus cyaneus Zugmayer, 1914
synonymjuniororiginal1
Leptoderma macrops Vaillant, 1886
acceptedseniororiginal1
Leptoderma springeri Mead & Böhlke, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal1
Leptoderma affinis Alcock, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Leptoderma affine Alcock, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Leptoderma retropinnum Fowler, 1943
synonymseniororiginal
Leptoderma lubricum Abe, Marumo & Kawaguchi, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal1
Leptoderma macrophthalmum Byrkjedal, Poulsen & Galbraith, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Narcetes erimelas Alcock, 1890
acceptedseniororiginal1
Narcetes stomias (Gilbert, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes stomias Gilbert, 1890
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Narcetes affinis Lloyd, 1906
synonymjuniororiginal1
Narcetes lloydi Fowler, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal1
Narcetes wonderi Herre, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal1
Narcetes kamoharai Okamura, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bathylaco nigricans Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal1
Macromastax gymnos Beebe, 1933
synonymjuniororiginal1
Bathylaco macrophthalmus Nielsen & Larsen, 1968
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bathylaco nielseni Sazonov & Ivanov, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Conocara macropterum (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Conocara macroptera (Vaillant, 1888)
synonymseniornew
Conocara mcdonaldi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Conocara macdonaldi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Conocara nigrum (Günther, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Alepocephalus niger Günther, 1878
synonymseniororiginal1
Ericara niger (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Conocara salmoneum (Gill & Townsend, 1897)
acceptedseniornew
! Ericara salmonea Gill & Townsend, 1897
synonymseniororiginal1
Conocara salmonea (Gill & Townsend, 1897)
synonymseniornew
Ericara salmoneum Gill & Townsend, 1897
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Conocara microlepis (Lloyd, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Conocara murrayi (Koefoed, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Alepocephalus murrayi Koefoed, 1927
synonymseniororiginal1
Conocara werneri Nybelin, 1947
acceptedseniororiginal1
Conocara fiolenti Sazonov & Ivanov, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Conocara kreffti Sazonov, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal1
Conocara bertelseni Sazonov, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Conocara paxtoni Sazonov, Williams & Kobyliansky, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Talismania homoptera (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Talismania oregonia Parr, 1952
synonymjuniororiginal
Talismania antillarum (Goode & Bean, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes antillarum Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal1
Binghamichthys antillarum (Goode & Bean, 1896)
synonymseniornew
! Talismania antillurum (Goode & Bean, 1896)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
Talismania longifilis (Brauer, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Talismania aphos (Bussing, 1965)
acceptedseniornew
Binghamichthys aphos Bussing, 1965
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Talismania kotlyari Sazonov & Ivanov, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Talismania filamentosa Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Talismania okinawensis Okamura & Kawanishi, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Talismania bussingi Sazonov, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal1
Alepocephalus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Binghamichtys microphos (non Parr, 1937)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Asquamiceps velaris Zugmayer, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Asquamiceps hjorti (Koefoed, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Alepocephalus hjorti Koefoed, 1927
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Rouleina guentheri (Alcock, 1892)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Rouleina attrita (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes attritus Vaillant, 1888
synonymseniororiginal1
! Rouleina attritus (Vaillant, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
Bathytroctes aequatoris Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
Bathytroctes mollis Köhler, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
Caudania mollis (Köhler, 1896)
synonymjuniornew
Rouleina mollis (Köhler, 1896)
synonymjuniornew
Talismania mollis (Köhler, 1896)
synonymjuniornew
Alepocephalus rostratus (non Risso, 1820)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Rouleina squamilatera (Alcock, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Rouleina livida (Brauer, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus lividus Brauer, 1906
synonymseniororiginal1
Rouleina nuda (Brauer, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus nudus Brauer, 1906
synonymseniororiginal1
Rouleina watasei (Tanaka, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus watasei Tanaka, 1909
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Rouleina eucla Whitley, 1940
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Roulenia maderensis Maul, 1948
synonymseniororiginal
Rouleina mollis (non Köhler, 1895)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Rouleina danae Parr, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal1
Rouleina euryops Sazonov, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bajacalifornia burragei Townsend & Nichols, 1925
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bajacalifornia megalops (Lütken, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclothone megalops Lütken, 1898
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Bajacalifornia drakei (Beebe, 1929)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Bajacalifornia burragei (non Townsend & Nichols, 1925)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Bajacalifornia erimoensis Amaoka & Abe, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bajacalifornia arcylepis Markle & Krefft, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bajacalifornia aequatoris Miya & Markle, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Einara macrolepis (Koefoed, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Asquamiceps macrolepis (Koefoed, 1927)
synonymseniornew
Einara edentula (Alcock, 1892)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Torictus edentulus (Alcock, 1892)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Torictus atlanticus (Roule & Angel, 1931)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Rinoctes nasutus (Koefoed, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes nasutus Koefoed, 1927
synonymseniororiginal1
Bathyprion danae Marshall, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal1
Herwigia kreffti (Nielsen & Larsen, 1970)
acceptedseniornew
Bathylaco kreffti Nielsen & Larsen, 1970
synonymseniororiginal1
Microphotolepis multipunctata Sazonov & Parin, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Microphotolepis multipunctatus Sazonov & Parin, 1977
synonymseniororiginal
Microphotolepis schmidti (Angel & Verrier, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Aleposomus schmidti Angel & Verrier, 1931
synonymseniororiginal1
Alepocephalus schmidti (Angel & Verrier, 1931)
synonymseniornew
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