Family Bregmacerotidae - Codlets
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 14 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: tropical and subtropical seas; marine, rarely in estuaries. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal consisting of a single produced ray, the second with a large notch at center as in anal fin. Anal fin long. Chin barbel absent. Scales relatively large; 40-89 in lateral series. Teeth present on head of vomer. Pelvic fin rays 5, the outer three drawn out into free filaments. Pyloric caeca few. No otophysic connection between swim bladder and auditory capsules. Lateral line for most of its length extending along dorsal margin of body. Vertebrae 43-59. About 12 cm maximum length. Additional taxonomic work is required in order to define and classify the species and map their distributions (Ref. 1371). Larval morphological features very similar to other gadiform species, but metamorphosis is gradual and direct. Newly hatched larvae are small, approximately 1.5 mm NL. The size and appearance of the single occipital ray varies among species. Pigmentation of oceanic larvae are darker than those in the neritic zone. All have heavy internal pigment over the visceral mass.
  Etymology
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Greek, bregma = top of the head + Greek, keras = horn, also wax ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  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 | Zeiogadaria | Gadiformes | Gadoidei | Bregmacerotidae

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


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

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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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bregmaceros sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
! Bragmaceros maclelandi Thompson, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
! Bregmaceros macclellandi Thompson, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
! Bregmaceros macclellandii Thompson, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
! Bregmaceros maclellandi Thompson, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
! Bregmaceros mcclellandii Thompson, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
Calloptilum mirum Richardson, 1845
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Bregmaceros macclellandii G√ľnther, 1862
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Asthenurus atripinnis Tickell, 1865
synonymjuniororiginal1
Bregmaceros atripinnis (Tickell, 1865)
synonymjuniornew
Bregmaceros atlanticus Goode & Bean, 1886
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bregmaceros japonicus (non Tanaka, 1908)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Bregmaceros bathymaster Jordan & Bollman, 1890
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bregmaceros macLellandi (non Thompson, 1840)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bregmaceros cayorum Nichols, 1952
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bregmaceros arabicus D'Ancona & Cavinato, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bregmaceros cantori Milliken & Houde, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Bregmaceros cantoni Milliken & Houde, 1984
synonymseniororiginal
Bregmaceros houdei Saksena & Richards, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bregmaceros neonectabanus Masuda, Ozawa & Tabeta, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus Torii, Javonillo & Ozawa, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
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