Family Caristiidae - Manefishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 9 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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Oceanic. Deep bodied. Dorsal fin high with long base, origin on head; anal fin with 17 to 22 elements (spines lost); pectoral fins with 16 to 21 rays (Ref. 9850). Elongate pelvic fins, inserted before or behind pectoral fin base; with 1 spine and 5 soft rays 5. Caudal rays 15, branched. Branchiostegal rays 7. With 35-40 vertebrae. Associated with siphonophores, including feeding on them.
  Etymology
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Greek, charistia = a familiar festival in Rome, derived from charizomai = to please, to help
  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 | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Scombrimorpharia | Scombriformes | Caristiidae

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


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

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The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

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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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

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
Caristius japonicus Gill & Smith, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal1
Caristius macropus (Bellotti, 1903)
acceptedseniornew
Pteraclis macropus Bellotti, 1903
synonymseniororiginal1
Caristius fasciatus (Borodin, 1930)
acceptedseniornew
Pteraclis fasciatus Borodin, 1930
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Platyberyx opalescens Zugmayer, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal1
Caristius opalescens (Zugmayer, 1911)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Paracaristius aquilus Stevenson & Kenaley, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Paracaristius nemorosus Stevenson & Kenaley, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Paracaristius nudarcus Stevenson & Kenaley, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neocaristius heemstrai (Trunov, Kukuev & Parin, 2006)
acceptedseniornew
Paracaristius heemstrai Trunov, Kukuev & Parin, 2006
synonymseniororiginal1
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