Family Bovichtidae - Thornfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 11 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Peripheral/diadromous
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: marine habitats in southern Australia, New Zealand, and southern South America. Freshwater habitats in southeastern Australia and Tasmania. Mouth protrusible. Snout not very elongated. Gill membranes not united to isthmus, projecting far forward. One lateral line; snout not produced. Spinous dorsal fin present. Freshwater species = ISCAAP 13; marine species = ISCAAP 39. Named Bovichthyidae in Nelson (1994).
  Etymology
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Greek, bous = cow, + Greek, ichthys = fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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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 | Percomorpharia | Perciformes | Notothenioidei | Bovichtidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Bovichtidae 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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Bovichtus diacanthus (Carmichael, 1819)
acceptedseniornew
Callionymus diacanthus Carmichael, 1819
synonymseniororiginal1
Bovichtus variegatus Richardson, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal
! Bovicthys variegatus Richardson, 1846
synonymseniororiginal1
Bovichtus psychrolutes Günther, 1860
acceptedseniororiginal
! Bovichthys psychrolutes Günther, 1860
synonymseniororiginal1
Bovichtus veneris Sauvage, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal
! Bovichthys veneris Sauvage, 1879
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
Bovichtus variegatus (non Richardson, 1846)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
! Bovichthys chilensis Regan, 1913
synonymseniororiginal1
Bovichthys elongatus Hureau & Tomo, 1977
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Bovichtus elongatus Hureau & Tomo, 1977
synonymjuniororiginal
Bovichtus argentinus MacDonagh, 1931
acceptedseniororiginal
! Bovichthys argentinus MacDonagh, 1931
synonymseniororiginal1
Bovichtus oculus Hardy, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cottoperca trigloides (Forster, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Batrachus trigloides Forster, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
Cottoperca gobio (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Aphritis gobio Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal2
Halaphritis platycephala Last, Balushkin & Hutchins, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudaphritis sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
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