Family Amblyopsidae - Cavefishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 5 | Species : 6 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Freshwater; usually cave-dwellers. Distribution: southern and eastern United States. Scales cycloid. Head naked. Eyes small to vestigial. Dorsal fin spines 1-2 or absent; soft rays 7-12. Anal fin spines 1-2 or absent; soft rays 7-11. Usually without pelvic fins; Amblyopsis spelaea has small abdominal pelvic fins with 0-6 rays. Rows of sensory papillae on the head, body, and tail. Vertebrae 27-35. About 9 cm maximum length.
  Etymology
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Greek, amblys, -eia = soft, weak + Greek, ops = similar to, aspect ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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bearers
  Typical activity level
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  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 | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Paracanthomorphacea | Percopsaria | Percopsiformes | Amblyopsidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Amblyopsidae 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 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Amblyopsis spelaea DeKay, 1842
acceptedseniororiginal
! Amblyopsis spelaeus DeKay, 1842
synonymseniororiginal1
! Amblyopsis spelea DeKay, 1842
synonymseniororiginal
Amblyopsis rosae (Eigenmann, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Typhlichthys rosae Eigenmann, 1898
synonymseniororiginal2
Troglichthys rosae (Eigenmann, 1898)
synonymseniornew
ambiguousotheroriginal2
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Chologaster cornuta Agassiz, 1853
acceptedseniororiginal
! Chologaster cornutus Agassiz, 1853
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
Typhlichthys osborni Eigenmann, 1905
synonymjuniororiginal2
Typhlichthys wyandotte Eigenmann, 1905
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
ambiguousotheroriginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
! Chologaster agassizi Putnam, 1872
synonymseniororiginal
! Forbesella agassizi (Putnam, 1872)
synonymseniornew
! Forbesichthys agassizi (Putnam, 1872)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni Cooper & Kuehne, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
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