Family Aploactinidae - Velvetfishes
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 17 | Species : 48 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: western Pacific and Indian Ocean, mostly in the Indonesian and Australian regions. Coastal. Body usually velvety due to modified, prickly scales. With knoblike spines on head. Unbranched fin rays. Anal fin spines usually not distinct or lacking. Dorsal fin origin above eye or almost so, except in the genera Adventor and Peristrominous. First 3-5 dorsal fin spines usually appear segregated, either elevated or largely without membrane connection with the rest of the spinous dorsal. The first 3 or 4 spines form a separate fin in four species. Pelvic fin 1 spine with less than 4 soft rays. Anterior isthmus with fleshy extension in most species. No palatine teeth. No gill slit behind the last arch. Vertebrae 24-33.
  Etymology
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Greek, haploos = single + Greek, aktis = thorn, ray ( Ref. 45335).
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Perciformes | Aploactinidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Aploactinidae 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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

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
Aploactis aspera (Richardson, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
Synanceia aspera Richardson, 1845
synonymseniororiginal1
Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson, 1850)
acceptedseniornew
Aploactis milesii Richardson, 1850
synonymseniororiginal1
Aploactisoma schomburgki Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal1
Sthenopus mollis Richardson, 1848
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Stenopus mollis Richardson, 1848
synonymseniororiginal
Cocotropus echinatus (Cantor, 1849)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Cocotropus dermacanthus (Bleeker, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Apistus dermacanthus Bleeker, 1852
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Cocotropis roseus Day, 1875
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus monacanthus (Gilchrist, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Tetraroge monacanthus Gilchrist, 1906
synonymseniororiginal1
Coccotropsis monacanthus (Gilchrist, 1906)
synonymseniornew
! Coccotropus monacanthus (Gilchrist, 1906)
synonymseniornew
Cocotropus masudai Matsubara, 1943
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus steinitzi Eschmeyer & Dor, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Cocotropus steinizi Eschmeyer & Dor, 1978
synonymseniororiginal
Cocotropus larvatus Poss & Allen, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus keramaensis Imamura & Shinohara, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus microps Johnson, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cocotropus richeri Fricke, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus roseomaculatus Imamura & Shinohara, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus possi Imamura & Shinohara, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus astakhovi Prokofiev, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal1
Paraploactis sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cocotropus eksae Prokofiev, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus izuensis Imamura, Aizawa & Shinohara, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cocotropus masudai (non Matsubara, 1943)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Aploactis lichen De Vis, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal1
Erosa australiensis Borodin, 1932
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Paraploactis obbesi (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
Coccotropus obbesi Weber, 1913
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Paraploactis intonsa Poss & Eschmeyer, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Paraploactis pulvinus Poss & Eschmeyer, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Erisphex pottii (Steindachner, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Cocotropus pottii Steindachner, 1896
synonymseniororiginal1
! Erisphex potti (Steindachner, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Eisphex achrurus Regan, 1905
synonymjuniororiginal1
Erisphex philippinus (Fowler, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Erisphex aniarus (Thomson, 1967)
acceptedseniornew
Kanekonia aniara Thomson, 1967
synonymseniororiginal1
Erisphex simplex Chen, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal1
Kanekonia florida Tanaka, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Kanekonia pelta Poss, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
Karumba ornatissimus (Whitley, 1933)
synonymseniornew
Acanthosphex leurynnis (Jordan & Seale, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
Prosopodasys leurynnis Jordan & Seale, 1905
synonymseniororiginal1
Cocotropus dezwaani Weber & de Beaufort, 1915
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ptarmus jubatus (Smith, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Ptarmus languidus Smith, 1947
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ptarmus gallus (non Kossman & Rauber, 1877)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ptarmus gallus (Kossmann & Räuber, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
Tetraroge gallus Kossmann & Räuber, 1877
synonymseniororiginal1
Adventor elongatus (Whitley, 1952)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neoaploactis tridorsalis Eschmeyer & Allen, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Prosoproctus pataecus Poss & Eschmeyer, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Xenaploactis asperrima (Günther, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Xenaploactis anopta Poss & Eschmeyer, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Xenaploactis cautes Poss & Eschmeyer, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Matsubarichthys inusitatus Poss & Johnson, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
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