Family Anabantidae - Climbing gouramies
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 33 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Tertiary    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Africa and India to Philippines. Rarely brackish. Fixed conical teeth on jaws, prevomer, and parasphenoid. Relatively large mouth. Upper jaw slighlty protractile. The genus Sandelia has only cycloid scales, few gill rakers, and generally a carnivorous diet. Includes Coius that has been put in synonymy with Anabas, Coius cobojius being an Anabantidae (Kottelat, 2000; CAS_Ref_No 25865).
  Etymology
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Greek, anabas = aoristo of anabainein = to climb ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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mixed
  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 | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Anabantomorpharia | Anabantiformes | Anabantoidei | Anabantidae

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

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Antias testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
synonymseniornew
Sparus testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
synonymseniornew
! Anabas tastudineus (Bloch, 1792)
synonymseniornew
! Anabas testudinens (Bloch, 1792)
synonymseniornew
Perca scandens Daldorff, 1797
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
synonymjuniornew
Lutjanus scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
synonymjuniornew
Sparus scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
synonymjuniornew
Amphiprion scansor Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
Lutjanus testudo Lacepède, 1802
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Anabas spinosus Gray, 1834
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas variegatus Bleeker, 1851
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas macrocephalus Bleeker, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas microcephalus Bleeker, 1857
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas elongatus Reuvens, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas cobojius (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Coius cobojius Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal2
Anabas oligolepis Bleeker, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas scandens (non Daldorff, 1797)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
! Ctenopoma multispinis Peters, 1844
synonymseniororiginal1
Anabas multispinis (Peters, 1844)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma multispini Peters, 1844
synonymseniororiginal
! Ctenopoma multispinus Peters, 1844
synonymseniororiginal
Spirobranchus smithii Bianconi, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas rhodesianus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1917
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas machadoi Fowler, 1930
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ctenopoma machadoi (Fowler, 1930)
synonymjuniornew
Anabas vernayi Fowler, 1935
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas scandens (non Daldorff, 1797)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma ctenotis (non Boulenger, 1919)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma petherici Günther, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal2
Anabas petherici (Günther, 1864)
synonymseniornew
! Anabas patherici (Günther, 1864)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma petherickii Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Anabas weeksii (non Boulenger, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma nigropannosum Reichenow, 1875
acceptedseniororiginal2
Anabas nigropannosus (Reicherow, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Anabas nigropannosa (Reichow, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Ctenopoma maculatum Thominot, 1886
acceptedseniororiginal
! Ctenopoma maculata Thominot, 1886
synonymseniororiginal1
Anabas maculatus (Thominot, 1886)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas multifasciatus (Thominot, 1886)
synonymjuniornew
Anabas pleurostigma Boulenger, 1903
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anabas weeksii (non Boulenger, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma weeksii (non Boulenger, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas oxyurhynchus (non Boulenger, 1902)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma gabonense Günther, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Günther, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal2
Anabas kingsleyae (Günther, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Anabas africanus Vetterlein, 1914
synonymotheroriginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
synonymotherother
Anabas breviventralis Pellegrin, 1938
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ctenopoma breviventrale (Pellegrin, 1938)
synonymjuniornew
Ctenopoma petherici (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas muriei (non Boulenger, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma weeksii Boulenger, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal2
Anabas weeksii (Boulenger, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Anabas oxyrhynchus Boulenger, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ctenopoma oxyrhynchum (Boulenger, 1902)
synonymjuniornew
! Ctenopoma oxyrhynchus (Boulenger, 1902)
synonymjuniornew
Ctenopoma congicum (non Boulenger, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma acutirostre Pellegrin, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal2
Anabas acutirostris (Pellegrin, 1899)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma acutirostris (Pellegrin, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Anabas ocellatus (non Pellegrin, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma ocellatum Pellegrin, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal2
Anabas ocellatus (Pellegrin, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Ctenopoma denticulatum Pellegrin, 1899
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ctenopoma petherici (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas weeksii (non Boulenger, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma pellegrini (Boulenger, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas pellegrinii Boulenger, 1902
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma muriei (Boulenger, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas muriei Boulenger, 1906
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma muriei muriei (Boulenger, 1906)
synonymseniornew
Spirobranchus muriei (Boulenger, 1906)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma murei murei (Boulenger, 1906)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma murieri (Boulenger, 1906)
synonymseniornew
Anabas ctenotis Boulenger, 1920
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ctenopoma ctenotis (Boulenger, 1920)
synonymjuniornew
Anabas petherici (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma petherici (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma garuanum (Ahl, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas garuanus Ahl, 1927
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma houyi (Ahl, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas houyi Ahl, 1927
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma ashbysmithi Banister & Bailey, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma nebulosum Norris & Teugels, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal2
Sandelia bainsii Castelnau, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal2
Anabas bainsii (Castelnau, 1861)
synonymseniornew
Spirobranchus bainsii (Castelnau, 1861)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Sandelia capensis (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Anabas capensis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Sardelia capensis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Anabas vicinus Boulenger, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal2
Sandelia vicina (Boulenger, 1916)
synonymjuniornew
Sandelia vicinus (Boulenger, 1916)
synonymjuniornew
Microctenopoma congicum (Boulenger, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
Ctenopoma congicum Boulenger, 1887
synonymseniororiginal2
Anabas congica (Boulenger, 1887)
synonymseniornew
Anabas congicus (Boulenger, 1887)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal
Microctenopoma nanum (Günther, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Ctenopoma nanum Günther, 1896
synonymseniororiginal2
Anabas nanus (Günther, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Anabas brunneus Ahl, 1927
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Ctenopoma bruneum (Ahl, 1927)
synonymjuniornew
Anabas maculatus (non Thominot, 1886)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas lineatus (non Nichols, 1923)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma lineatum (non Nichols, 1923)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Microctenopoma fasciolatum (Boulenger, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas fasciolata Boulenger, 1899
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma fasciolatum (Boulenger, 1899)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Microctenopoma ansorgii (Boulenger, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas ansorgii Boulenger, 1912
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma ansorgii (Boulenger, 1912)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma ansorgei (Boulenger, 1912)
synonymseniornew
! Microctenopoma ansorgei (Boulenger, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Anabas davidae Poll, 1939
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ctenopoma davidae (Poll, 1939)
synonymjuniornew
Microctenopoma intermedium (Pellegrin, 1920)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas intermedius Pellegrin, 1920
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma intermedium (Pellegrin, 1920)
synonymseniornew
Ctenopoma nanum (non Günther, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Ctenopoma ctenotis (non Boulenger, 1920)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Microctenopoma lineatum (Nichols, 1923)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas lineatus Nichols, 1923
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma lineatum (Nichols, 1923)
synonymseniornew
Microctenopoma ocellifer (Nichols, 1928)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Microctenopoma pekkolai (Rendahl, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas pekkolai Rendahl, 1935
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma pekkolai (Rendahl, 1935)
synonymseniornew
Microctenopoma damasi (Poll & Damas, 1939)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas damasi Poll & Damas, 1939
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma damasi (Poll & Damas, 1939)
synonymseniornew
Microctenopoma milleri (Norris & Douglas, 1991)
acceptedseniornew
Ctenopoma milleri Norris & Douglas, 1991
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma intermedium (non Pellegrin, 1920)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Microctenopoma uelense Norris & Douglas, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma congicum (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas nanum (non Günther, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas nanus (non Günther, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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